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This is us

Revealing the narrative of the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh Working in partnership with Invisible Grail, this is how the stories and imagination of the School’s people began to take shape and materialised into a new, breathtaking artefact. This autumn, the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh unveiled a…

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‘Liven up’ leaders: Time to inoculate against zombification. Or not?

What is zombie leadership and what does it look like? Stella Jones-Devitt and Liz Austen examine what we risk if we endorse this cultural status-quo, and guide us through how we might spot it so that we can choose our fate – either to conform and comply or to do something different. There’s no bravery in zombie leadership.” You may…

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Friday G&T

Friday G&T

Discover your Friday G&T (Gift & Tonic); a short piece of writing to spark a moment of creativity or create a minute of stillness. Published every Friday, these pieces are here to give your week a little lift. If you would like to receive these directly to your inbox, please email Louise. Being yourself as a leader Friday 15 March 2019…

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Students as leaders: Invisible Grail is bringing Generation Z to the SDF conference 2019

Creating a manifesto for how staff developers can build institutions that will thrive now and in the future, a one-hour session with Invisible Grail. What are the implications for staff developers in preparing university workforces for the hopes and aspirations of Generation Z? This is the question Invisible Grail will be exploring during a one-hour session at this year’s SDF…

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Julian Stodd

Author and founder of Sea Salt Learning Julian Stodd is an author and founder of Sea Salt Learning, a global learning consultancy helping organisations adapt and thrive in the Social Age. Much of his work is around core elements of the Social Age: the need for Social Leadership, the design of Scaffolded Social Learning, planning for Organisational Change and the…

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Finding a different song to sing

When you’ve been doing the same thing for a while, how do you find the inspiration to reinvigorate how you see your work and professional purpose? Drawing on his own experience, Graham Holden offers five techniques to help you answer the question, ‘why do you do what you do?’ Do you get itchy feet? As you grow as a person,…

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Purposeful Leadership: now or never?

Purpose is in our nature. So why do we often forget how important it can be to our professional lives? When we’re motivated by what is right and when we can see how our work connects with a purpose greater than ourselves, this is when we can make the biggest difference to the people we work with and lead. “From…

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Leah Weiss, PhD

Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate Business School Leah Weiss, Ph.D. is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, entrepreneur, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she created the perennially-waitlisted course “Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion.” She is Founding Faculty at the Compassion Institute. She is also the co-founder of Skylyte – a company that specializes…

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Taking up Generation Z’s challenge on our future

Climate change is here. Young people are pushing for change. So what are we doing about it? We need to take up the fight for our future. To help create lifelong learning that values dialogue, creativity and empathy as ways to find the solutions to the climate crisis. If ever there were an intergenerational challenge worth heeding, it must be…

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