Monday, August 28, 2006
George Giarchi - my idea of a role model
I often write about how much I respect my Academic Supervisor Professor George Giarchi who has inspired me for so many years.
George is now 76 years old and still works as a lecturer at Plymouth University. He has a contract taking him to age 78. I just cannot imagine George not working beyond that date and he tells me he hopes to have an annual renewable contract at the University once he reaches 78.
Annie and I recently visited George in Plymouth.
I see George less often these days and it was great to catch up with him. Please note the red ‘L’ plate on his office wall. I have often told the story behind this. George says it is there to remind him he is still learning from his students.
When I look for the best qualities of leaders, integrity, honesty and humility always feature as the top three on my list. George has all three of these qualities and many more
Posted by Trevor Gay at 9:23 pm