Successful school leadership starts with you: who you are, what you believe in, and why you do the things you do. In this timely book, Andrew Morrish presents a unique four-part model to help you lead your school with purpose, authenticity, clarity and vision. Based on current research and 20 years of headship experience, The Authentic Leader will help you to take back control of the agenda so that your core values drive everything you do. Accompanied throughout by real-life examples from serving headteachers, this book will take you on a journey to: - construct your purpose, vision, values and beliefs - connect with people to build trust, engagement and motivation - collaborate in a meaningful way to bring about change - create great impact in your school and beyond. Above all, this innovative framework for school improvement will enable you to create a culture where every child and every teacher can thrive and succeed.