No intention to start a fight to say who’s best, a manager or an engineer; rather to try and recognise a key difference in role that may clarify responsibilities for some. Continue reading
I’ll probably upset a lot of teachers and education experts by using these terms in the way I’m about to – but I’m writing this for the rest of us. I’m going to use them to focus on differences in approach in an attempt to show how we often undersell professional development. Continue reading
It’s a term I first heard used by John Seddon and it seems, to me, to become a more common title. Continue reading
I recall, in my early years at work, of being told that middle-managers need to be bi-lingual; they must understand the language used at the work-face as well as the language of the board-room. It is their job to take the senior management ideas (mission, objectives, policies, etc) and put them into practice. Quality professionals need to be multi-lingual. Continue reading
I expect most UK readers will immediately recognise the advertising slogan I’m misquoting – and it’s not to criticise the original but to get more people thinking about something many of us watch taking place on TV, admire the teamwork but don’t then try to learn from it. Continue reading
Education PLUS training PLUS experience. Think of the three component requirement as analogous to the familiar “fire triangle” or a tripod – take any one away and it doesn’t work.
Simply stated: people rise to the level of their incompetence; sometimes (incorrectly) given as the higher the status/rank, the lower the intelligence. Mention it to almost anyone in an organisation and they’ll smile: often said in jest, it contains elements of truth far too often. Continue reading