How often do you just listen to someone reading aloud something they love? Listening to another’s voice: tuning into their cadence, subtle shifts in tone and changing inflection is a lovely way to connect with another human being. I suspect many of us take it for granted much of the time. I know I do. […]
I visited the Old Operating Theatre museum and, aside from a fantastically detailed and troubling account of Edwardian & Victorian operating theatre practices, this artefact caught my eye. Tapeworms and marketing: a heady mix.
I wrote piece for a Lewes FC women’s match programme (Lewes vs Charlton, 12th Nov 2017). I am thrilled to have written on the subject of Lewes FC’s EqualityFC campaign and want to spread the word as far as possible. They’ve kindly given me permission to re-post the article here. Today I read an argument […]
Is there space for kindness in our digital lives and our professional lives? HINT: I believe it’s a crucial part of our humanity, even if we need to start nudging behaviour a bit to make sure we create space to be kind and to see, connect with and forgive others. This TEDx talk from Lauren Hug is fantastic, please watch and let her know what you make of it.
When I went to see Rogue One before Christmas one of the things it made me think about was my work. Don’t laugh (!) I will explain how it kicked off a useful train of thought and I did also enjoy the film. Honest!
It is fine to involve your team in figuring out how to delegate, as long as you don’t expect to turn your back on them and have everything done (Snow White stylee, by happy woodland creatures with smiles, singing and sparkles) when you return.
What is on your to do list that you’ve not made any progress on, despite it being important? Yep, that one – the one you keep saying you need to get your head around before you delegate it. THAT one.
Mentally run through your list of tasks for today or if it is late, for tomorrow. How many things are on it? 3, 5, 8, 15? Is it manageable? Will it be clear to colleagues how you’re committed? Now pick 1 and start thinking about all the things you need to do to make sure it […]
The BEST stories allow the audience to make a connection between two disparate ideas and, in doing so, illuminate each unexpectedly. There is a richness in allowing the audience to come to their own conclusions and an intellectual delight in having your world view gently shifted.
Having worked in Higher Education for a number of years, at a research driven Russell group university no less, I never thought I’d see the day that educational design and agility went hand in hand. I was thrilled to see a fantastic example of it at the recent talk by Sheila McNeill as part of the […]