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What would you choose? Loyalty or competence

Often in public and work life we see judgement clouded by personal loyalty. So when choosing new members of the team are you looking for competence above loyalty?  What are the consequences of choosing loyalty over competence? What do we know … Continue reading

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Learning kindness

I recently read Ann Kerwhin’s, The Philosophers Column in the HERDSA news. Her topic was kindness, particularly educating for kindness.  She pointed to Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor, and  their book, On Kindness (2010) where they observed that wealthy productive … Continue reading

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Leading academic projects – A self-study unit

Image via Wikipedia By the end of this session you will be able to: Understand the concepts and principles of academic project management. Lead an academic project Be confident in your capabilities and processes. Lead your team, and reflect on … Continue reading

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Learning with unlearning

The real voyage of discovery is not seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.  Marcel Proust After I acquire new eyes, what do I do with the old ones?  Ramon Soto-Crespo, paraphrasing Freiderich Nietzsche “Sometimes I’ve believed as … Continue reading

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You don’t know who you are until you know what you can do. What can you do?

Often when we work with staff or teaching teams we ask the question. “What is it that you want to be able to do?” or sometimes, “What is it that you want your students to be able to do?”. In … Continue reading

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What should you do when the project is going wrong?

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Sir Winston Churchill, British politician (1874 – 1965) Do you have that feeling of going from one failure to another? Do you feel that … Continue reading

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So you want to be a better coach, manager and teacher?

The answer may well lie with Google.  Suprised?  Well, Google have undertaken an extensive programme to discover what knowledge, skills and attributes their managers need to support employees performance.  The project was code named Project Oxygen, I suppose to breath … Continue reading

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