In this day and age, it’s about time! Now full equal rights of marriage, adoption etc etc…
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Okay, thanks to Sir Ken Robinsons’ post on Twitter, I was directed to this blog posting by Seth Godin. In my years of working in the hospitality industry, I couldn’t agree more with his “Third method”.
I have probably tried all three over the years, and with experience on my side, I don’t think I could have come to any other conclusion. Admittedly, it doesn’t work for everyone. There are those that need to be pushed and those that need to be hand-held. For this reason I have always resisted the idea that you have to treat everyone the same. People are different and need to be treated differently.
A conversation for another time maybe, anyhow, a good read.
…open the door. Give people a platform, not a ceiling. Set expectations, not to manipulate but to encourage. And then get out of the way, helping when asked but not yelling from the back of the bus.
Worth a read for every blogger out there. 🙂
Have any of you read anything by, or video of Sir Ken Robinson? I have an app, TED.com, and while browsing the talks happened across one of Sir Kens’ talks. Can I just say, if you have any interest in education or the way government policy affect education, then you will be interested in what Sir Ken has to say. I can’t help but be, what would it be, inspired, utterly convinced, shattered (that he isn’t Minister of education). Although, I suppose the idea that any government would be willing to put someone with such views in a position of power at this stage would be naive.
He makes so much sense, there should be a radical change in the education systems of the world. I have been saying this for some time. Obviously not as clearly or as articulate as Sir Ken does, and to be fair, I have never really thought about what would be the best way, I just felt that the education system was not working.
Look at this site. Join the rest of us on a ride around London on the M25 in protest of the bike parking charges in Westminster. Even if you aren’t really bothered by it, remember, it starts in Westminster, next it could be your town!!