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Doing things differently does not always mean doing things better.  But doing things better always means doing things differently. -- Hank McKinnell (Former CEO of Pfizer)

Anyone who has a hand in designing and managing systemic change should relate to this. They should also be able to provide insights on what needs to emerge in between the lines. That is why the quote is a great conversation starter on topics like innovation or leadership.

As is my practice from this quotable quotes series, I share the sources with which I made the image quote.

The words are courtesy of this tweet.

The original photo was shared under Creative Commons.

I have caught up with my backlog of image quotes. This is the last one I prepared way in advance.

I started with Haiku Deck and moved to Google Slides as the latter afforded more precise text placements.

My Google Slide-based quotes are in this online album. The ones in Haiku Deck are here.

I have shared the image quotes under CC license because the images were originally under a CC license.

I am not sure if I will make more even though I still have a collection of unused quotes.

I am not sure if I can stop myself either.

Good grades may help you look smart. Good questions help you get smart.

This is not one of my better image quotes. It has been sitting in a Google Slide deck for a while. But the words are more important than the image.

I got the quote partly off a tweet from my Twitter stream a while ago. Unfortunately, I did not take note of the URL.

But I did keep track of the original CC-licensed image.

This Sunday’s quote is courtesy of this tweet:

Tomorrow's educational progress cannot be determined by yesterday's 'successful' performance.

The quote is another way of saying that we cannot rest on our laurels.

If we do, we will get a bum rash and that will affect the way we walk. That in turn will prevent us from moving forward as well as we should. That is not implied in the quote and is something I visualise.

Yesterday’s practice was to just use the photo. Today’s is to give credit where it is due. The original image was a CC-licensed photo.

This is something quote-worthy for parents and teachers alike.

To leave a better planet for our kids, we need to leave better kids for our planet..

This is a variation of a Googleable quote on the Internet.

What might be less easy to find is the wonderful photo shared under Creative Commons. I found it with the help of ImageCodr.

Here is another quotable quote left over from 2015.

Wisdom is learning to let go when you want to hang on. Courage is learning to hang on when you want to let go.

It was a tweet that entered my stream of consciousness late last year.

It does not take any courage to attribute the CC-licensed image. There is much wisdom in doing so.

LEADERSHIP is being slow to take the credit and quick to take the blame.
This was a principle that I would operate by when I was in positions of leadership. It was also the operating principle I held my team leaders to.

I remembered this because of something that happened in #edsg last week.

When Singapore was awarded a UNESCO prize for promoting open source Physics resources, I thought that the Ministry of Education in its official press release did not give credit to one person in particular.

Incidentally, UNESCO made the announcement on 13 Jan 2016, but MOE’s statement was released on the 15th.

Behind the scenes, one person championed and modelled open educational resources. The official press release made it sound like an institutional effort. Like most good ideas or innovations, it was not. Such green shoots are seeded and nurtured by individuals or small teams.

The organisation was quick to take the credit. History will show that it is slow to take the blame. This is the opposite of good leadership.

In the spirit of openness, I found a similar quote:


And this is the original CC-licensed photo with which I created the image quote.

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