Lead or Follow

On 2nd June I attended my first TEDX.  The theme for #TEDXGla2017 was lead or follow.  amongst all the powerful stories and well delivered TED talks there is one particular message that continues to resonate with me.

For so long I have been passionate about leadership, both my own and nurturing that in others but in doing so perhaps I have forgotten about the strength and power in following.  Dr Jane Bentley very cleverly demonstrated the power of following – creating music and human connection are all about following.  She very eloquently showed us how following is a skill in itself and can open up the learning, collaboration and connection through which we can achieve and reach beyond what we are capable of alone.  Jane urged us to move away from the negative stereotypes often associated with following and to look at it through a different lens.

You can view Jane’s talk by following this link – youtu.be/MQo-1qlKUBE

Following is not a bad thing and may often be under rated.

This is a short blog and I could talk lots about the different Ted Talks I was lucky enough to hear but this one really got me thinking…



#VLScotland – 7th November 2017

Welcome to the new blog from Osiris Scotland!

What better news to start with than the fact that Professor John Hattie will be back in Scotland on 7th November.  We had a fantastic day with him last year (all 400 delegates!) and we can’t wait for his return visit. Details will be available soon but in the meantime why not check out the tweets from last year on storify or watch Ken Muir of GTC Scotland chatting with Professor Hattie.

Last year the conference sold out in record time so if you don’t want to miss out this time round please get in touch to note your interest.  Drop me an email and I will be in touch soon with more information – sphilp@osiriseducational.co.uk

Keep up to date with developments and news by following on twitter @sphilp2