Category Archives: quotes

Leadership: types and styles

Why are we looking at leadership types and styles? Well a leader’s style of approach can have a positive or detrimental effect on a team’s or an organisation’s dynamics and therefore it’s success or performance. It seems that different leadership … Continue reading

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Leadership: Business leaders at the top of their game

I don’t know about you but I need people to emulate, inspire and learn from to push me forward and to grow in the area of leadership. There are many and varied forms of leadership but this month I wish … Continue reading

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Leadership: nature or nurture?

Can good leadership be taught directly or caught by osmosis? Or are we born with leadership genes? Or is it a combination of both? In today’s society we need good leaders. Studies show ‘80% of people do not trust their … Continue reading

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Leadership: men and women of Vision

One characteristic I have noticed throughout history is that leaders are often visionaries. Examples are many and varied and below are just a few examples pulled out of the hat that have inspired generations. Steve Jobs was very much a … Continue reading

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Leadership: Perseverance under Pressure

Failure is not an option … Continue reading

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Twistocaloric Cooling – new refrigeration technology

One fifth of global electricity consumption is from air conditioning and is a significant contributor to global warming. A more environmentally friendly development from the University of Texas has emerged and is based on twisting and untwisting fibres. The method … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Cloth Masks against respiratory infections

Cloth masks have been used in healthcare and community settings to protect the wearer from respiratory infections for many years around the world. Masks have two functions: firstly to prevent transmission of respiratory infections from infected person (source) to another … Continue reading

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Reverse Engineering

A rather counter intuitive title for a blog, but as I have often heard ‘one has to retreat to advance’ ! Reverse engineering in essence is the design process in reverse. The need for reverse engineering arises when one has … Continue reading

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Integrity in engineering & governance

   Jet Engine under test Recent events in the UK and US led me to think about integrity in our world today, especially in places of leadership and governance, and even within our own professions – mine being engineering. Their … Continue reading

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Covid 19 – hands to the plough

It’s amazing that in challenging and difficult times communities and even professions pull together to combat the ‘enemy at large’ and it’s consequences. At the risk of blowing the trumpet for IMechE, they have informed us of the following: “Our … Continue reading

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