This week I heard two wonderful things on the radio that had me punching the air (to the consternation of those behind me at the traffic light) and nodding vigorously in agreement. The first was on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Wednesday. Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, talked about … Continue reading That’ll do, chimps.
Those who read my blog regularly (hi, Mum) will know that I am a bit obsessed with Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. I love the combination of music, inspirational anecdotes and honesty that characterise the show. Yesterday (while driving, again) I caught up with Inga Beale, the CEO of Lloyds of London and her enthusiasm, … Continue reading Watch your words
I have been out on secondment for the last fifteen months with my local authority central education team. I have been part of the Additional Support Needs Team and although my official title has been Education Support Officer, I have been allocated duties equivalent to those of an education officer. The other day, someone asked me … Continue reading Learning from my secondment
The chimps in my head have been going a bit mad this week. For more on the concept of chimps, see here: https://lenabellina.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/into-headship-spring-conference-2/ Basically, they are a concept described by Amanda McMillan, Head of Glasgow Airport, to describe the internal self-critical voices which undermine, criticise and try and cause mayhem when we face challenge in our … Continue reading Into Headship…or not?