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Teaching Ethics in Schools

This is a guest post from Riya Sander. Riya is an overseas teacher. She has spent her past 5 years teaching in Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines. All too often, I hear adults tell children to simply “do the right thing”.   This is not enough.  We need to help children figure out: what is the right […]

mediocrity is effortless

Culture: by Design, or by Default?

“Only 3 things happen naturally in organisations: friction, confusion and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership” Peter Drucker Mediocrity is effortless. Excellence requires effort.  Excellence requires a culture of excellence.  In the absence of cultures of excellence I will find an excuse to let myself slip from my best. Do you surround yourself with cultures of excellence? “Great […]

Launching a New Youtube Channel

I uploaded my first educational tips video to youtube in January 2011.  I wanted to reach out to a wider audience than can come and attend IESE Business School in Barcelona or in Madrid, or those who read my blog. Today, there are 77 short educational videos on the channel, and with 1.3 Million views, the […]

The 3 Hardest Words in Management

What are the 3 words that managers find hardest to say? They are possibly the 3 words that parents find hardest to say to children.  They are 3 words that teachers very rarely say to their students. They are not “You’re the Best”. They are not “I love you”.  What might they be? The 3 hardest […]

The 8 Universal Human Laws

Mythology and The Human Experience As part of the Greek and Roman Mythology course that I have been following for the last 10 weeks, our teacher Dr. Peter Struck has been drawing out a number of “universal human laws” from the myths. We read of Odysseus, of Aeneas, of gods, of monsters.  We read material […]

The Future of Education. Review: Coursera “Greek and Roman Mythology”

I finished my first expedition into the world of MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – this week. I have completed a 10 week course on Coursera run by a team led by Dr. Struck of Penn State University.  The course was titled Greek and Roman Mythology. How was the experience? In four words: Hard […]

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