Tag Archives: Inspiration

Finding Inspiration

Just sat here at a lose end, thinking what to write, when a conversation kicked off on Twitter from a small community that we formed in the Workshops last week. Which got me thinking: where do you find your inspiration? … Continue reading

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To boldly go…

Just outside our Solar System, the tiny craft, Voyager, goes hurtling on: the first manmade object to leave our realm. A vessel of hope and dreams. Built with 70’s technology, pioneering in scope and reach, with every day it expands … Continue reading

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Nine skills in a Curriculum for Social #Leadership

The ideas around Social Leadership are gaining momentum and, as i’m gathering more feedback from different organisations, I’m starting to design a curriculum around my ideas. This is a first draft of the first part, so very much work in … Continue reading

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Patrick Moore: a life of learning and inspiration

It was a long journey to school, by car, then train and, finally, a walk. In winter months, for added adventure and to uphold the somewhat antiquated view of building character, we still wore shorts, leading to the little known … Continue reading

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Learning from others: inspiration and the power of biography

It’s great to make mistakes and learn from them, but surely better to learn from the mistakes of others. This is part of the enduring power of biographies: to understand how people have achieved things in their lives and to … Continue reading

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Inspiration through stories: what drives you to learn?

Stories are powerful: establishing commonality and pulling us into different emotional states with their immediacy and power. Stories are a great way of sharing ideas and vision and a great tool to use in learning. Which made me thing about … Continue reading

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The value of unique. Why i never met Ranulph Fiennes, but still bought his book.

A lot of things are impersonal these days. Dealing with my bank, booking a holiday online, even sitting in this coffee shop surrounded by silent strangers. Last night i was walking through Westbourne, past the bookshop, when i saw a … Continue reading

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Building a boat: functional and aesthetic aspects of design.

I spent time yesterday walking by the Broads, the great expanse of waterways that run through East Anglia. There are still quite a number of boatbuilders active from small yards by the side of the water, many of them working … Continue reading

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Cross pollination. Why generalising can be a great thing.

I’d have to throw my hands up to admit to being a generalist. I flit happily between disciplines, peeking over the edge of the abyss at the vast range of knowledge, picking out a few choice pieces, then retreating to … Continue reading

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The role of the leader. Reflecting on the life of Steve Jobs and his legacy.

It would be impossible to let today pass without paying tribute to Steve Jobs, the charismatic leader who drove Apple to it’s pinnacle of success and who, to a greater or lesser extent, changed how we all think about and … Continue reading

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