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Leading People

Whilst out enjoying the beautiful weather recently up in the hills near home, it got me thinking (as cycling often does) about a virtual learning experience I'm designing for a client about Leading People. What is it that makes someone a great leader and why do others choose to follow them? It made me reflect on the best leader I had, an amazing guy - Simon Spiller - what made him such a great leader to me? To sum up what he did, that I still share with learners today... He b

Resilience and Wellbeing

Although Manchester is not my birthplace, it's where my heart is. I love the city, it's been my home from when I was student at Manchester Met in the early 90's. Now I live outside the city and yet I still look forward to our family adventures going in on the train. When I lived in the centre a few years ago and went running along the canal, I was always inspired by what I saw around me. I remember stopping to admire Manchester's coat of arms which was part of a bridge crossi

Achieving Your Goals

I achieved a personal best today on my bike, getting to the top of Chew Reservoir in the Peak District without stopping. It has been one of my cycling goals for nearly a year and this morning, I decided today was the day. Why today? I really fancied the challenge. I've been mountain biking quite a bit over the past few months and living in a valley means there are hills in all four directions so I'm used to that, but I really wanted to go somewhere different, somewhere that I