Monthly Archives: February 2013

Football, communications and a tribute to Paul Mylrea @MylreaPR

What’s the difference between a top football manager and a communications chief in a large organisation? You are more visible and have more of a Marmite affect if you are a football manager (but comms chiefs notoriously have admirers and detractor… Continue reading

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Dare to be a philosophy graduate – it might just pay off

This week’s Guardian Education Supplement (Tuesday 12th February, 2013) carries a timely article on the value of the less obviously vocational subjects. Its message: Dare to be a philosophy graduate ??? it might just pay off (1). Philosophy can tran… Continue reading

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Emotional intelligence: some reflections after a tough Wednesday

Not a bad day, quite productive. But a piece of work I had to quality assure left me feeling a bit low, and I cursed myself that I had not acted on some of the issues sooner. Then a former work colleague said to me, “Exercise some self-compassion…. Continue reading

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Social intelligence, leadership and what Tavistock approaches can teach us

Daniel Goleman has written a thought-provoking article on social intelligence (see link below), which for me sparks this idea: collaborative leadership, of all leadership approaches, values and nurtures the “synergising and synergistic” skills of … Continue reading

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The Open University is a serial innovator: Eileen Scanlon becomes Regius Professor in Open Education

The Open University has received significant recognition for its leadership in innovation. There I was last Wednesday with my communications colleagues, the two Emmas, Emma Thwaites and Emma Howe, chairing a workshop with top academics on the them… Continue reading

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