The Value and Importance of Mastering Effective Staff Consultation with Dr. Paul Teys

The Value and Importance of Mastering Effective Staff Consultation with Dr. Paul Teys | Season 2: Episode 13

In this episode of the Well-Led Schools Podcast, we welcome back Dr. Paul Teys, an expert in educational leadership with over four decades of experience. Following his discussion on the foundations of effective educational leadership earlier this season, Paul returns to explore the vital topic of staff consultation. 

Effective consultation is key to building trust, fostering collaboration, and enhancing engagement within a school community. Join us as Paul shares how his leadership has evolved, strategies for managing resistant staff, and expert techniques for fostering a more inclusive and dynamic school culture through effective consultation practices.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Paul’s leadership has evolved since his first appointment as a school leader
  • How Paul has approached managing staff and teachers who are resistant to feedback
  • What effective consultation with staff entails
  • Approaches and tools for consulting with staff
  • The key benefits of consulting with staff and involving them in conversations
  • Common mistakes that leaders can make when consulting with their people
  • The differences between consultation, collaboration and cooperation
  • Expert strategies for enhancing your consultative practices as a leader

About Paul 

With a career spanning over four decades, Dr. Paul is an expert in the educational leadership space. His journey of 36 years in middle and executive leadership roles, crowned by 24 transformative years as Principal across diverse schools in three states, has shaped the educational experiences of many students and educators. 

Paul‘s impact stems from his deep commitment to excellence in leadership and his commitment to fostering the growth and success of schools, principals, and their teams.

As a mentor and coach, Dr Paul empowers educational leaders by harnessing their unique strengths, nurturing their potential, and guiding them through the complexities of leadership in dynamic learning environments. His strategic approach to professional development is tailored to the needs of executive teams and leaders, ensuring that their growth translates into tangible results for their schools and communities.

Dr Paul also works in executive leadership recruitment as an Associate of Slade Group. With insight from living the experience himself, he excels in recruiting executive leaders and principals for schools, offering a depth of understanding and a tailored approach that sets him apart as the go-to expert in educational leadership placements.

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