LEADING LIGHTS     Author

Dr. Murray Fletcher

Murray Fletcher

Murray is a leadership coach with individuals and teams, with an emphasis on supervision from a strengths-based perspective. He has a particular connection to the narratives shared by leaders as he walks alongside each of them in their own context. Murray has recently   completed his Ph.D. exploring the inner aspects of Being with leaders.

Leading Lights Articles by Dr. Murray Fletcher

What Matters? What Really Matters In Leading in Education?

Featured in Issue 1 | 2023

We are not looking for another leadership type or even style (a range of styles dependent on situation and context is important); it is starting with the end, the intended outcome, in mind. Not looking for another leadership type or style; starting with the end in mind
Not about magic formulas or...

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A New Politics for Transforming Education Towards an Effective Way Forward

Featured in Issue 1 | 2023

In the later part of 2022 and early part 2023 interviews with those who have been at the interface of politics and education for the last 20 years in elected ministerial or advisory capacity, were conducted (in N.Z. our former Minister of Education, Hekia Parata was included).

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Wayfinding: Navigating complexity for sustainable school leadership

Featured in Issue 1 | 2023

“You can't use an old map to explore a new world”. Wayfinding as a metaphor positions leading as a mutlifaceted process which is not static and not a blueprint or a person. It is about leading not leader and the practice of leading.

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Editorial

Featured in Issue 1 | 2023

"Humanity has reached a bridge that can only be crossed in unity" (Human Reform Politics) Leadership matters! Leaders as human beings matter!

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Editorial

Featured in Issue 2 | 2022

Whakamaua te pae tata kia tina Take hold of your potential so it becomes your reality.

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The Future of Leading (International report)-Valerie Hannon and Tony Mackay

Featured in Issue 1 | 2022

Report summary. The authors here focus us on five key areas in which leadership may need to be changing in the future. These five areas emphasise the creation of a new education narrative, leading with ecosystems; leading with equity; Leading with innovation and leading for futures literacy.

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The Future of Learning (International trends)

Featured in Issue 1 | 2022

Fullan, in acknowledging the challenges of recent years and the depleting of educators’ energy, puts education and learning at a crossroads. In his view things could go down a wrong path (because there is a vacuum to be filled) or things could rebound, be transformative and really deepen the learning for future generations.

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Being research-informed

Featured in Issue 1 | 2022

The conversation in education is changing and needs to, as we renegotiate and reimagine learning and leading into the future. The challenge is to have ALL stakeholders in the conversation as we make sense of competing perspectives and worldviews. Jackson & Waldman (2011) state “conversation is the fundamental unit of change. If you change the...

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Editorial

Featured in Issue 1 | 2022

Noho hono - staying connected

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Commentary on a research report

Featured in Issue 4 | 2021

This research report, set in the business environment, takes coaching as its central premise in shifting beliefs, thinking and practice, in regards to racial justice, equity and belonging; areas we in Aotearoa/New Zealand are grappling with as we seek more equitable outcomes in culturally responsive contexts.

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