Thinking Like a Management
Consultant
Dr. Joe O’Mahoney
joeomahoney@gmail.com
Introductions
Agenda
1. What does a consultant do?
2. How would one consult a school?
3. Project management.

NAHT

4. It’s about the pe...
What does a
consultant
do?
A Consultancy Methodology
1. Goals?
2. How are you doing? - Benchmarking.
3. What works? Review the evidence.
4. Program g...
Goals
please!
What makes
a difference?
Like consultancies,
schools are about
the people…….
Soft leadership for good
performers
Mentoring, coaching &
rotation
Training on the job
Professional development
Listening…...
“too many schools are run like
police states”
“give good teachers more
freedom”
“get out of the office and into
the corrid...
Two Project Examples
• Process Engineering
– Top down.
– Identifying end-to-end processes.
– Walking the process through.
...
Review
• A people business
• Evidence for what works
• Project orientation
• Process engineering
• Quality management
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
My talk to naht
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My talk to naht

  1. 1. Thinking Like a Management Consultant Dr. Joe O’Mahoney joeomahoney@gmail.com
  2. 2. Introductions
  3. 3. Agenda 1. What does a consultant do? 2. How would one consult a school? 3. Project management. NAHT 4. It’s about the people. Consultant Thinking 5. Example Projects.
  4. 4. What does a consultant do?
  5. 5. A Consultancy Methodology 1. Goals? 2. How are you doing? - Benchmarking. 3. What works? Review the evidence. 4. Program governance 5. Project prioritisation. 6. Project delivery. Project identification.
  6. 6. Goals please!
  7. 7. What makes a difference?
  8. 8. Like consultancies, schools are about the people…….
  9. 9. Soft leadership for good performers Mentoring, coaching & rotation Training on the job Professional development Listening…….
  10. 10. “too many schools are run like police states” “give good teachers more freedom” “get out of the office and into the corridors” “support teachers’ discipline” “say thank you more often”
  11. 11. Two Project Examples • Process Engineering – Top down. – Identifying end-to-end processes. – Walking the process through. – Shortening, automating, adding value. • Quality Management – Bottom up. – Enabling & supporting the front-line. – Micro-level changes – Internal customers
  12. 12. Review • A people business • Evidence for what works • Project orientation • Process engineering • Quality management

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