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My 5 Secrets of Success

Originally posted on Win More Grants:
You will pay good money for books and workshops on how to be a success — in business, in life, in everything.   For…

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

If grant selection were random, could you tell?

Originally posted on Win More Grants:
(This post is based on an excerpt from one of the “Tips for Managers” sections in  Win More Grants eBook available on Amazon for free,…

April 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Six ways to better “followership” in academia

After my last blog entry espousing the benefits of “followership” in academia, a few people asked me to explain what followership actually entails. So, here are 6 things you might … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do academics need Followership Training?

How many academics does it take to change a light bulb? As many as you like, but they will do everything they can to resist the change. Many academics I … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

3 Things I Don’t Like About MOOCs

MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are a wonderful start to a possible future where education is free to all. I support them fully. I may enrol on one. I may … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Knowledge for knowledge’s sake: faith dogma

Last week the principal of Robert Gordon University criticised the notion of “knowledge for knowledge’s sake” in his blog.  He points out that such a notion forms a key driver … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dear Academia: Are we thought followers or thought leaders?

Academics exist in a little bubble. This is good. More than that, I’d say our bubble-ness is a vital property of what makes the Academy[1] valuable to society at large. … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 2 Comments