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 →

The Strategic Shift

As our professional paths evolve many of us are asked to take on more strategic responsibilities.  For some the expectation of being more strategic can be at odds with their personality and experience to date.  This conflict may result in a feeling of being overwhelmed... of being 'stuck'.  Perfectly natural and understandable, there are many... Continue Reading →

Cinderella Strategy

As we approach the festive season and a trip to the panto finds its way into many peoples' social schedules, I thought I would take a panto-inspired view of strategy.  OK, I may need to get out more but it worked for me 🙂 I’ve been around the block, as they say, and it still... Continue Reading →

No Ivory Towers Here!

I have been pondering about strategy over recent weeks and how often it can be misunderstood and underutilised. You see, strategy shouldn't live in the ivory tower of the board room or with the person who has the 'strategy badge'; it is something for everyone.  It's a discipline and mindset that can help us whatever... Continue Reading →

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