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.
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 […]
Thoughts on how teaching and research can work together better within Higher Education.
What a hypocritical thing for a person who makes their living from offering marketing consultancy to say! Let me qualify: I love communication and helping people to have useful conversations. That is marketing. What I don’t like is marketing that loses sight of this simple thing. Marketing isn’t pushing someone who doesn’t want or need […]
A short presentation I created on what I’ve learned about community building by singing as part of a choir. The importance of community and team work matters everywhere in life, and it is no less important in our work lives. TL;DR – Key points Collaboration is transactional and we must hold both self expression & […]