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Claire Cochrane Post 1

8 Jan 2017, 12:53

Week 5, Activity 5 Reflecting on your course learning

Participating on this course has really opened my eyes and altered my approach to working - even the reasons for undertaking the course have been questioned.

I undertook the course initially to become a better leader in my 'old' view of the word - a better manager  - so that I could put it on my CV and impress others with my 'big boss' skills. I have been happily challenged on this but also happy to have current practices affirmed as 'good practice'.

My approach to working with people has become much more open. I used to feel very precious and closed off approaching partnership working - there is a lot of competition for funding and I have been guilty of viewing peers as part of this competition instead of potential leadership partners. I've relaxed my attitude and have consequently made some good connections and started some exciting projects - something that I may have been reluctant to do before undertaking the course.

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Carol Jacklin-Jarvis Post 2 (summarised) in reply to 1

18 Jan 2017, 08:24
Hi Claire Thanks for sharing your reflections.  We really hope this learning...
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Kirsty Conger Post 3 (summarised) in reply to 1

27 Apr 2017, 09:24
This course has really challenged my views on leadership and leaders. It...
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Marta Bruschi Post 5 (summarised) in reply to 3

5 May 2017, 16:41
Hi Kirsty, I agree with you , the course make you look and think outside the...
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Nia Crouch Post 9 (summarised) in reply to 3

8 Jun 2017, 10:53
I agree with the way the course has made me think about moving away from an...
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Ruth Leonard Post 12 (summarised) in reply to 3

4 Jul 2017, 15:24
I agree, Kirsty, with the idea of sharing more with peers and individuals...
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Darren Smith Post 15 (summarised) in reply to 3

12 Feb 2018, 21:26
Kirsty- I am in agreement. There is real value in embracing the challenges...
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Victoria Richardson Post 17 (summarised) in reply to 3

16 Apr 2018, 14:28
I agree Kirsty - this course has been a good reminder that we can look...
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Julie Cooper Post 22 (summarised) in reply to 3

18 Oct 2019, 21:39
Hi Kirsty, I agree not only in your comment on the value in embracing the...
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Marta Bruschi Post 4 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 May 2017, 16:39
This course was a great experience, it opened my eyes on some aspects of...
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Marta Bruschi Post 6 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 May 2017, 16:45
Hi Claire, It is good to hear that this helped you with relationships with...
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Nick Kavanagh Post 7 (summarised) in reply to 6

21 May 2017, 19:27
The course has helped me to think differently about leadership - and how much...
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Nia Crouch Post 10 (summarised) in reply to 7

8 Jun 2017, 10:56
Good point Nick, there is always more to learn.  I think being receptive to...
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Nia Crouch Post 8 (summarised) in reply to 1

8 Jun 2017, 10:01
This course has helped to reaffirm some of the things that I do naturally eg....
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Ruth Leonard Post 13 (summarised) in reply to 8

4 Jul 2017, 15:27
I do think, Nia, that the one thing we have in our power is that of asking...
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Ruth Leonard Post 11 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Jul 2017, 15:21
I very much enjoyed this course - a lot to build on and think about. I have...
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Darren Smith Post 14 (summarised) in reply to 1

12 Feb 2018, 21:16
Week 5 – Activity 5   The main thing this course has done is to reawaken the...
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Victoria Richardson Post 18 (summarised) in reply to 14

16 Apr 2018, 14:29
I agree Darren that it's easy to get sucked into the everyday practices of a...
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Victoria Richardson Post 16 (summarised) in reply to 1

16 Apr 2018, 14:26
I think as a result of this course I will be more conscious of and think...
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Peta Wilkinson Post 19 (summarised) in reply to 1

24 May 2018, 16:49
Hi Claire interesting engaging in the material has definitely made me think...
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Jessica Meale Post 20 (summarised) in reply to 1

15 Jun 2018, 11:23
I found the course to be a great intro to leadership, especially that they...
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Greg Stenson Post 21 (summarised) in reply to 20

22 Oct 2018, 15:56
Indeed, the course has been a great intro to leadership, particularly in the...
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