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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman I am confident that had GBS lived today he might have adapted his language to include women?  Over many years in […]

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In my one of my recent Blogs –Work as A Calling I reflected on the relationship between Work as a calling and the concept of Vocation. The word vocation has a long tradition in religious traditions. Not only that the concept of Vocational education is used specifically to denote education specific professions and or trades in […]

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In a 2014 employee survey, when we asked whether people felt like their job was “just a job,” “a stepping stone,” or “a calling,” nearly 75% selected, “a calling,” and 86% said they were proud to work for Southwest. So hiring for values seems to be working from our employees’ perspective as well as ours. […]

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I am almost at the end of my 66th year. I can remember when I started work, the retiring age was dropped from 65 -60 and at age of 21 that seemed like an eternity away – then it dropped to 55 – and it was rushing downwards – no one anticipated then that it […]

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  The concept of hero is an eternal one and in so many ways is denoted by the extraordinary! War heroes, people who perform acts of bravery – sporting heroes, heroes in the arts and sciences are all designated heroes in some way. These people are all acknowledged publically. Very little is written about the […]

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I was going to call this Blog “the dumbest kid in the class” but on reflection I thought it too negative and last year on 29th December  I blogged about one of my other learning escapades -Ballroom Dancing! The new title emerged: Ski like no one is watching! My school experience, as it happens was […]

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Back in September 2013, I thought it might be a good idea to explore Social Media. Earlier that year I had heard a young woman speak about it at a CEO Forum and it was just a bunch of words – most of which I had heard about and knew nothing. After an initial foray […]

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If I search the literature on learning (and /or education) I am sure there will be a model on the learning journey! It will have a number of stages in it and it will look like: Getting started – early awkward steps – thinking you can do it alone – discovering it is not that […]

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I last posted on May 23rd  – and then…. For whatever reason I “lost the will”. I really struggled to see the point – all the good thoughts, all the goals and the enthusiasm – puff!! Gone! What happened? Some one suggested it must be like “talking to a mirror!” I thought about that and […]

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