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Kitchen-Top Chemistry is gonna take Fife by storm! Loved the photos and of course the Mark Miodownik fandom made me smile. Awesome job Alice, absolutely smashed it.
I think people need to keep their eyes peeled for the new scientific communicator on the block...
Really insightful, Gwen. I enjoyed reading it, especially your take on perceived authenticity when leading in the real world rather than from an ivory tower. Lots to think about... We need a catch up soon!
Enjoyed reading it, Peter! Especially the dungeons and dragons link haha sounds like you had a cool Summer
Matt, I enjoyed reading your leadership reflection and look forward to my next year with Laidlaw (I'm in the 2021 cohort)!
I resonated with what you said about how trying to be "like" the next MLK Jr is not necessarily the best goal to set your sights on. I think that when we say that X is my role model we should be saying that they are our role model because we want to learn more about what makes them so impactful to us - their manner of speaking, their ability to make everyone in the team feel included, their willingness to take calculated risks. This would better help us grow and learn from these individuals because we've set a "goal" in our mind about who we want to be (well, more like we've done the first step of goal-setting which is to identify what you want to gain).
Hi Fatima, thanks for your kind words, and I wish you the best of luck on the rest of your Laidlaw journey!
You've completely hit the nail on the head with your interpretation of what I've written about role models. I think lots of people try to imitate impactful leaders, which is certainly one way to go, but when there are so many examples of good leaders out there, why would anybody restrict themselves to being similar to just one individual, when you can cherry-pick the best bits from a whole bunch?
Surrounding yourself with people who employ different leadership styles and come from different backgrounds is a really great way to widen your repertoire as a leader and help you hone your own leadership style too. If you want to talk anymore about this stuff, or Laidlaw in general, just let me know!