Being a successful leader
Subject leaders are actually leaders and managers. Effective leadership is about setting direction. This is done by agreeing and articulating a shared vision, then by setting clear goals and performance targets that help bring that vision about. Effective subject leaders model the behaviours they expect of others (such as positivity and optimism, passion and determination). They develop their colleagues through support and understanding and re-design their departments (through a process of collaboration) in order to become – or continue to be – excellent.