I'm looking for some advice. I'm a primary head (first post, since Sept 2010). I was told today that a way I could improve would be to think about different ways of presenting myself as the figurehead of the school so that when someone thinks of the school they think of me as a strong leader. The person telling me this went on to say consider it when, for example, addressing parents. I was also told that my written communication is always very clear, measured and has just the right tone. Talk about damned with faint praise (no mention of my oral communication). I did press for more information and specific examples, but none were forthcoming. They concluded by saying they thought I was doing a good job and it wasn't a criticism, just a development point. I'm now left wondering what exactly they meant by it (I know I should just ask them again!) and how I can find out about different leadership styles for different situations. Any advice for a new head please?