Leadership

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Don’t get Burnt by the Burning Platform

The ‘burning platform’ is a well-known metaphor for igniting personal or institutional change. It’s based on the idea that change needs a spark – a very big one – to ignite the process. Without a burning platform, the change process flames out. Burning [...]

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Shifting the Paradigm Shift Faster

Besides the many ideas and innovations Kurt Levin advanced as one of the most influential social scientists of the 20th Century, he once commented “there is nothing so practical as a good theory”. Shifting the paradigm from teacher centred to student [...]

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Back to the Future: Student-centred Learning in the 21st Century

I’ve formally worked as an educator for the best part of 30 years. During that time, I thought I’d done a pretty good job of adopting a student-centred approach to learning. However, as I’ve delved deeper into the literature, I’ve realised I’ve still [...]

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Why Making Paradigm Shifts is SO Hard

Moving from an industrial ‘might’ to an information ‘byte’ education system will require a Herculean effort – supported by listening, collaboration and an open mindset. The dominant paradigm has been in place for the best part of two centuries, but [...]

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The Paradigm Shift Needed in Education

I was first introduced to the term “paradigm shift” by Tom Peters and Bob Waterman in their classic business book “In Search of Excellence”. Shared Beliefs They argued that the rational model of business – a direct descendent of the scientific [...]

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Industrial Might to Information Bytes

As an educator, I love to learn, and I love sharing what I have learned. While conducting research on educational institutions and education pedagogies for this series of blogs, I came across a fascinating article by Peter Gray, a Research Professor of Psychology [...]

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Educating Knowledge Workers in the Info Age

The late Peter Drucker has been described as the founder of modern management. I still remember the title of his textbook “Practices of Management: Planning, Directing, Organising and Controlling” when I first studied management at university in the [...]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Learning Online

One of the clear messages to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis is that education has changed forever. Single biggest pedagogical change in decades Private school principals, state education secretaries, and education consultancy CEO’s all agree. COVID-19 has [...]

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The rush to digital education is on…..finally

As a long-term advocate for the potential of digital technology to transform education, I’ve become increasingly frustrated by the slow pace that digital approaches have been adopted and integrated into education compared with other industries, particularly in [...]

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Humanising Organisations: Ideal to Reality

I’ve long believed – and research consistently shows - that adopting humanistic management principles and practices such as empowerment and treating people with dignity and respect generates positive economic value for organisations. Mental Health and [...]

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