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Steve Munby on Imperfect Leadership

  • Audience
    Teacher
    Teacher leader
    System leader
    Principal class
  • Event date
  • Location
    Online
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Mode
    Online
  • Cost
    DET fully subsidised

Too often we hear talks or read books about perfect leaders; super-hero leaders who are hugely successful and exceptionally good at what they do. The notion of the perfect leader is supposed to inspire and motivate us.

But what effect is this really having on you and your team?

In this webinar education thought leader Steve Munby will explore why the more we seek to become the perfect leader, the more likely we are to disempower those around us. He will argue that the rhetoric that we need to be good at all aspects of leadership is not only unrealistic but bad for mental and physical wellbeing.

Steve will explain why ‘imperfect leadership’ is so important for existing – and future leaders – in education. Steve believes imperfect leaders have a deep self-awareness; they know their strengths and weaknesses.  They value their teams, distribute leadership responsibility and build trust amongst their colleagues.

You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of what imperfect leadership is and how you can embrace it to lead with power and love.  

A recording will be made avilable on the Bastow website after the webinar.  

This webinar is part of Bastow's Thought Leadership Series.

Steve Munby

Steve Munby is a self-employed consultant and speaker on leadership and system reform, across the globe.

Throughout his career in education he has held positions as Director of Education for a Local Education Authority in one of England’s most deprived localities, CEO of the National College for School Leadership in England (2005 – 2012), and CEO of Education Development Trust (2012 – 2017), an international education charity working across the world.

Steve’s new book Imperfect Leadership – A book for leaders who know they don’t know it all was published by Crown House in July 2019.  

Jillian Brown
Learning Design and Delivery Manager
jillian.brown2@education.vic.gov.au