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Gary Martin

Emeritus Professor Gary Martin commenced as chief executive and executive director of AIM WA at the beginning of 2012. Prior to his appointment to AIM WA, he held several executive level appointments at Murdoch University in Western Australia including Executive Dean, Pro Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor. Professor Martin is a learning and development specialist with expertise in adult learning development with a particular interest in action learning and mentoring as management and leadership development strategies. He has extensive experience in the design and delivery of learning and development programs in Western Australia and internationally, with both government and non-government clients. Professor Martin is chair of Telethon Speech and Hearing in Perth and former chair of Study Perth from 2008-2011. He was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2015 and is Emeritus Professor of Murdoch University’s School of Management & Governance and Zhejiang University of Technology in China, and Honorary Professor at Guangdong University of Business Studies, China.

Concerted effort needed to change toxic online culture

Businesses need to step up and work with schools to support initiatives and programs to counter online bullying.

Compelling business case for school connections

OPINION: Businesses that place emphasis on corporate social responsibility, or CSR, are attracting a growing share of consumer goodwill and spending.

Tall poppies and gender imbalance

OPINION: Undermining successful co-workers is not unique to schools, but it goes some way to explaining the under-representation of women in leadership roles.

Nurturing the new entrepreneurs

OPINION: Identifying student with an entrepreneurial bent and streaming their skills would bring a multitude of benefits.

Feedback helps you move forward

OPINION: Listening to feedback can be confronting, but failure to do so can be detrimental to a school’s performance.

The not-so-great age divide

OPINION: School leaders and parents are increasingly questioning the way classrooms are organised.

Partnership, not persecution

OPINION: Parents naturally want the best for their children, but increasingly forceful representations to, and demands of, teachers is a problem.

Size matters when it comes to burnout

OPINION: Determining the ideal classroom size is arguably the number one topic on the long list of thorny education issues to have divided policymakers, academics, school leaders, teachers, parents and even students over the past 50 years.

Bursting the school groupthink bubble

OPINION: The most effective school leaders know how to work cooperatively with the members of their team, even welcoming dissent, to achieve optimal outcomes.

Self-care essential for school leaders

OPINION: A failure to take care of one’s own wellbeing will quickly blunt a leader’s capacity to do what’s best for others.

Leaders can cure ‘change fatigue'

OPINION: You need to lead a significant change program at your school and are already bracing for the resistant rants of some of your colleagues.

Stop feeling like a leadership fake

OPINION: Growing demands on school leaders have led to a lack of confidence among many, fuelling the onset of ‘impostor syndrome’ within school communities.

Beware the school leader’s blind spots

OPINION: Those of us who have learned to drive a motor vehicle will no doubt recall the driving instructor alerting us to ‘blind spots’, the parts of the road to the side and slightly behind your vehicle that you can’t see in your side or rear view mirrors.

Time to get emotional about school leaders

OPINION: When teachers, students and parents reflect on their most admired school leader, what do you think springs to mind?

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Stop feeling like a leadership fake

OPINION: Growing demands on school leaders have led to a lack of confidence among many, fuelling the onset of ‘impostor syndrome’ within school communities.

Beware the school leader’s blind spots

OPINION: Those of us who have learned to drive a motor vehicle will no doubt recall the driving instructor alerting us to ‘blind spots’, the parts of the road to the side and slightly behind your vehicle that you can’t see in your side or rear view mirrors.

Feedback helps you move forward

OPINION: Listening to feedback can be confronting, but failure to do so can be detrimental to a school’s performance.

Tall poppies and gender imbalance

OPINION: Undermining successful co-workers is not unique to schools, but it goes some way to explaining the under-representation of women in leadership roles.

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Beware the school leader’s blind spots

OPINION: Those of us who have learned to drive a motor vehicle will no doubt recall the driving instructor alerting us to ‘blind spots’, the parts of the road to the side and slightly behind your vehicle that you can’t see in your side or rear view mirrors.

Stop feeling like a leadership fake

OPINION: Growing demands on school leaders have led to a lack of confidence among many, fuelling the onset of ‘impostor syndrome’ within school communities.

Leaders can cure ‘change fatigue'

OPINION: You need to lead a significant change program at your school and are already bracing for the resistant rants of some of your colleagues.

Nurturing the new entrepreneurs

OPINION: Identifying student with an entrepreneurial bent and streaming their skills would bring a multitude of benefits.