Realising the Value of Learning: Part 2

It is no secret that I am on a mission.  Helping scientists and engineers appreciate and invest in their broad-ranging skills is a global imperative. To support other learning champions I have written two free white papers, Learning and Strategy and Nurturing Your Knowledge Engine. Both white papers build on my blog post Realising The... Continue Reading →

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Realising the Value of Learning: Part 1

Substitute the word value with importance, worth or usefulness and it’s a good reminder that perceptions of value can vary greatly depending on organisational context and individual perspective.  Like the old saying goes, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’! Value and impact In a dynamic changing environment peoples’ desire to grow and adapt... Continue Reading →

High Value Technical Teams

There are several special challenges faced by those who lead technical or technically orientated groups.  Considering these challenges and the importance of technical teams inspired my white paper Build High Performing Technical Teams. Why is investing in technical teams important? Fueling innovation. They are the knowledge engines of our economy and need to be nurtured... Continue Reading →

Yes, Captain!

I was thinking recently about a piece I read in 'Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion' by Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini.  A great book full of interesting insights and good humour founded on solid ethical research. In it there is a section on 'captainitis; the sometimes perilous behaviour people exhibit... Continue Reading →

Change: Getting PREPared

Whatever our technical background or leadership experience there are many things to consider before we set off on a programme of change.  In this case, it's personal!  We certainly need to invest in getting ourselves ready and in the right state of mind. So here are my suggestions for a bit of PREP... Precious People: Remember at the... Continue Reading →

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