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May 2020

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Thursday Thought #6

By | Thursday Thought

In the context of Covid19, we’ve taken the unusual step of deciding to re-issue each of the Thursday Thought series from 2019 (12 in total) in a slightly revised version.  Each post will consist of the original quotation (to do with leadership and self-reflection), followed by a short comment and a question designed to provoke thought.

#Week 6:

The Covid 19 crisis has provided an unexpected opportunity to think about what we do and how we do it.  As many organisations start the transition back to ‘normal’ (whatever ‘normal’ will be), it is a good time to think about how what we’ve learned can contribute to a more effective way of doing things in future.

How am I balancing effectiveness with efficiency at my organisation today?

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QED Leadership Lens – Ep 1 – Perfection slows you down

By | QED Leadership Lens, Resource

QED’s Leadership Lens

QED launched its Leadership Portfolio in 2019.  Part of its remit is its mission to explore practical leadership themes with senior management teams in the higher education sector – through a mix of workshops, training events, coaching and seminars.

QED’s Leadership Lens is a series of short (20-30 minute) conversations about some of the key leadership topics.  In Episode 1, join Jeanette Lemmergaard (Southern University of Denmark), Joan Baker (Leadership Consultant), Joanne Powell (QED) and Julie Perrin-Halot (Grenoble Ecole de Management) for some thoughtful consideration of the theme ‘Perfection slows you down‘.

If you would like to discuss your organisation’s leadership needs with QED, please contact us to arrange a free, no-obligations initial consultation.

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Thursday Thought #5

By | Thursday Thought

In the context of Covid19, we’ve taken the unusual step of deciding to re-issue each of the Thursday Thought series from 2019 (12 in total) in a slightly revised version.  Each post will consist of the original quotation (to do with leadership and self-reflection), followed by a short comment and a question designed to provoke thought.

#Week 5:

As we move through the Covid 19 crisis, it is even more important to take time to re-evaluate our vision and priorities.

Do my organisational vision and mission continue to be ‘fit for purpose’? How am I ensuring that I am focused on the right priorities?

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Thursday Thought #4

By | Thursday Thought

In the context of Covid19, we’ve taken the unusual step of deciding to re-issue each of the Thursday Thought series from 2019 (12 in total) in a slightly revised version.  Each post will consist of the original quotation (to do with leadership and self-reflection), followed by a short comment and a question designed to provoke thought.

#Week 4:

Leadership is not just a position: it’s a personal quality and skill set. Each one of us has leadership opportunities within our roles and communities. 

What standards am I setting for myself, as a LEADER, today?

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Thursday Thought #3

By | Thursday Thought

In the context of Covid19, we’ve taken the unusual step of deciding to re-issue each of the Thursday Thought series from 2019 (12 in total) in a slightly revised version.  Each post will consist of the original quotation (to do with leadership and self-reflection), followed by a short comment and a question designed to provoke thought.

#Week 3:

Whilst Covid-19 brings many challenges – it also brings many opportunities.

What can I do for others today?