Tagged with team

What makes good leadership.

I’ve been in leadership roles for much of my career and thinking about how to improve all the time. I’ve had the benefit of working for some great leaders and seen what they do, and also had the privilege of being coached by a professional external coach. So what have I learnt? Here are my … Continue reading

Tips on how to be a good Manager

Its a while since I last posted. At the OU we are doing alot of work on Agile Working and the technology to underpin and support that. At a recent event, the traits of a good manager as seen by Google were presented. They clearly are getting many things right, so I thought I would … Continue reading

Life at the Open Univeristy

It’s been a while since my last blog, I’ve been a bit busy getting to grips with my new role running IT Service and Operations at the Open University. The OU is an interesting place to work. Being recognised as a market leader worldwide in distance learning is great, however continuous change and improvement is required to maintain that … Continue reading

Which Social Media tools work best?

Which Social Media tools work best?

I often get asked “What do you use different social media tools for?”. I think the answer is personal, it depends on what you are trying to do. I wanted to find a way of sharing useful information, and also communicating my direct and extended team. I lead teams of up to 250 staff and was part of the … Continue reading

Creating something for the future

A different blog this week. For a bit of a break from job searching, I’ve spent time editing a video (which can be viewed here). This followed a visit to my old home in Hampshire. In 1999, when Sarah and I were living together in Crondall, near Farnham, we restored the bells of our local church. … Continue reading