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Education in Scotland needs 'a shot in the arm'

Neil McLennan, a Senior Lecturer and Director of Leadership Programmes in the School of Education considers the future for education in Scotland in light of changes forced upon it by the Covid crisis. McLennan sits on a number of education reform groups as well as Scotland’s Futures Forum (the Scottish…

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Standing on the Shoulders of Medical Giants

Neil McLennan reflects on the lessons that can be learned from Aberdeen graduate and 'giant' of public health Sir Wilson Jameson during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed our lives beyond recognition. ‘Self isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the words of the moment.

Lying…

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There is a risk that the First World War will become what the Napoleonic Wars have become; distant and largely forgotten

Neil McLennan from the School of Education reflects on the need to find new ways to commemorate the First World War - otherwise he warns there is a risk of it dropping from our collective memory.

Today’s Remembrance Day holds special significance for two reasons.  It is the first Armistice Day…

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Disruptive leadership to improve Scottish football

Neil McLennan, Director of Leadership Programmes and Senior Lecturer, and a former Scottish Football Association qualified coach and former Senior List football referee, reflects further on leadership learning which might benefit Scotland's national team.

Last month I wrote about leadership in Scottish Football at a time when the Scottish Football…

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Leading Scottish Football

Neil McLennan, Director of Leadership Programmes and Senior Lecturer, and a former Scottish Football Association qualified coach and former Senior List football referee, asks whether a fresh approach to management can benefit Scotland's national team.

The departure of Scotland’s football manager has seen newspaper reporters and football fans once again discussing leadership…

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