"With a highly practical and no-nonsense approach (with little use of educational jargon thank goodness). Dr Teys has highlighted both the joys of being an independent school principal with his particularly sound advice on the complexities of the role. Theory is illustrated with real examples from his successful career and doctoral research. It is particularly recommended for relatively new principals or aspiring principals."
Dr David MulfordSchool Leadership Consultant
"As an aspirant principal, I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the challenges, complexity, opportunity, and rewards of contemporary principalship. Dr Teys provides comprehensive insights and shares authentic inner and outer leadership reflections which will support educational leaders to understand and navigate the myriad of complexities of the role of principal more deeply. I strongly recommend this as a must-read for aspirant and early-career principals – in fact, principals in general!"
Scott DownwardHead of Teaching and Learning
"This book provides excellent guidance to aspiring principals, providing advice and sharing anecdotes about aspects of a principalship which are not often understood by those of us, not in the hot seat. Paul draws on his own experiences, as well as utilising the stories from other principals who were involved in his doctoral thesis, to provide colourful examples which help to illustrate the complex layers associated with leading a school."
Gordon OldhamDeputy Head of School and Head of Secondary
"An honest and heartfelt account, Paul’s book provides an easy to read, no nonsense approach for CEOs to shape their own unique leadership style. Paul draws on his own experience to discuss the foundations of leadership, the complex challenges faced
by leaders today, and importantly, he articulates the joy and rewards which come from his passionate approach to leadership. A thoroughly compelling and enjoyable read."
Rachel ThomasCEO Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Dr Paul Teys
Dr Paul Teys began his teaching career in Toowoomba, as a Mathematics and Physics teacher, and has been working in independent schools across Australia ever since. Highly regarded, Teys has four decades of teaching experience and two decades of years of experience as a principal of large independent schools.