Reflective Leadership page 2 June 2005
This is a fascinating read and I warmlyinvite you to share in the highlights, thechallenges and the joys of this perpetual journey that never ends, that re-routesalong the way and that has no ﬁnaldestination.As I reﬂect upon the various storylines andthe ﬁndings from 15 leaders within thelearning and skills sector who participatedin this valuable case study, I have nodoubt that you too may identify with themany leadership issues that affect humanendeavour. As we learn from each other,we are better able to prepare effectivelyfor the challenges that face leaders today.The richness of this leading-edge researchinforms our understanding. Its value lies inits relevancy to our world of learning andskills delivery. We know that leaders can and do make a difference and that leadershipcan be learnt. Reﬂective leadership has an important role in surviving reform andsustaining leadership; this valuable research report supports this activity.The value of these stories lies in the very fact that as leaders we are all learners in theart of leadership. Welcome to this ongoing journey.
Lynne Sedgmore CBEChief Executive