Articles from Chris Thomson

Don’t just do something, think about it! The words we use make a real difference

Sometimes a single phrase is enough to tell you the quality of a college’s work is going to be very, very good. Examining the documentation provided to me on a recent visit I noticed repeated references to ‘learning, teaching and assessment’.

Be guided by what’s dependably, fundamentally certain: Einstein and the CEO

Am I alone? I confess any connection between Albert Einstein and the role of a CEO had totally escaped me. But then I heard the boss of a leading UK company say this in an interview on BBC News:

The Law of Diminishing Mission

Maybe you’ve heard the one about the three brickies on the building site? They’re all asked what they’re doing

Keep it simple, Stupid!

As Muhammad Ali told the interviewer: “Whatever ‘truculent’ means, if that’s good, I’m that.”

Working with your staff, not on them

Mrs Roberts had the measure of me from the start. 'Christopher is a bright button but somehow always towards the bottom of the tin.'

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