Articles from Chris Thomson

How passionate are you about your work in FE?

How passionate are you about your work? If you’re in any doubt, DON’T google it. A five-minute word-search will turn your uncertainty into neurosis. Courses, articles and advice abound on Why Passion Is Important in the Workplace, on Passionate People Making A Positive Difference, 7 Creative Ways to Stay Passionate at Work and How to Feel Passionate About What You Do … When you come across Reawakening Your Passion for Work in the Harvard Business Review you know it’s serious. When you stumble on Why Being Passionate About Your Job Isn’t Everything, you know the title’s really telling you, actually it is.

Seeing the wood AND the trees - What’s this got to say about leadership?

Maybe you’ve heard this story about motivation: the visitor to a cathedral building-site who interviews three bricklayers. “Laying bricks,” says the first; “Putting this wall up,” says the second; “Building a cathedral,” says the last. The assumption was that all three were doing the same job but it turns out they’re not.

Sharing Good Practice: Really??

Here’s a couple of questions for you:

I think the Chief Exec could be the problem

I was reminded the other day of something of a tiny incident I once witnessed in the College courtyard.

A couple of thoughts on the science and art of leadership

Wouldn’t it be great if we discovered there were laws of leadership just like the laws of physics?  If there were, we wouldn’t lose time pondering a myriad specific, irrelevant details. We’d perceive the fundamental structure of the issue at once and know right away what to do.

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