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7 Questions with Megan McKenzie

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7 Questions with Megan McKenzie

Name: Megan McKenzie

Current title: Principal

Current organisation: Department of Education

Education leader for over 12 years. I’ve worked in NYC and London.

7 Questions with Megan McKenzie

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1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Handling the many different emotions of staff

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Moved from being the Associate Principal of a primary school to principal 2 years later

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Wake up at 5am. Start work at 6:30am. Leave work at 4:30pm. Bed by 9pm

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Provide positive feedback before wonderings

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Tracy Ezard: Glue. Importance of building and maintains a team

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

Distributed leadership: fortnightly check ins, sharp and narrow focus

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

The joy and happiness from students when you walk into their classroom and genuinely engage in their learning