2016 has been a tough year professionally for me. However I am grateful to my department not just making it bearable, but enjoyable, meaningful and purposeful. An ‘esprit de corps‘ has developed turning us into a close team, who constantly supports each other well beyond what the job entails. For this I am grateful, however I am aware that at times we indulge in a cozy unanimity to ensure that tension does not arise. It ensures I look forward to going into work every day, no matter what problems need to be dealt with. However I am also aware this means we might not question assumptions or uncomfortable facts, leading to group think. This is why I continue to invest my time in Twitter and Blogging. A search for different threads to follow, multiple perspectives, hard questions to check my blinkered enthusiasm and challenges to deepen my line of thinking. Social media can be a constant echo chamber and full of BS, but I have had genuine moments of clarity this year that have shaped my thinking.
Tweeters – generous with their time, helpful and challenging.
|Nate Babcock||Dave Collins||Vivienne Porritt|
|Vicky Goodyear||Stephen Harvey||Oliver Caviglioli|
|Ash Casey||Simon Nainby||Peter Ford|
|Andrew Frapwell||Andrew Abraham||Nancy Gedge|
|Jeff Giles||Si Brundish aka Strength Lab||Keven Bartle|
Bloggers – simply read everything they write.
Books – those books that have changed or challenged my practice.
Podcasts – making my commute both entertaining and educational.
Blog Posts – posts that I keep going back to over and over again.