Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Getting the balance right

Just realised that I have been neglecting this blog over recent weeks and could well have missed offering a post in the month of May. Well that just wouldn't do, would it? It's been interesting balancing the competing (and sometimes mutually supporting) demands of writing articles, tweets, linkedin messages, as well as the day job of consulting with customers and delivering on their requirements. It's busy times, which is a good sign I think, given a lot of the wider economic flux we find ourselves in.

But to put matters straight, I'm going to unplug for two weeks and head for the hills of Axarquia in Spain (I'll be climbing the one above). Of course the thinking will not stop so I hope to come back refreshed with further thoughts and ideas on how we can improve learning and performance in the workplace and in education. 

Reading material for the trip includes "What's the Point of School?" by Guy Claxton, "This is your Brain on Music" by Daniel Levitin and "Homicide" by David Simon (of The Wire fame). 

But it will be interesting to see if I can resist the temptation to twitter...

On my return I will be attending the Learning and Skills Group event in London. If you're going to be there, let me know. Sometimes it's good to talk face to face. Like most things in life, it's all about getting the balance right.