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About suepritchard

I live a portfolio life: researcher, writer, consultant, organic/permaculture farmer, single mother of three grown-ups and social activist..... My main work is running SULEiS, a consulting network for building leadership and change capability, inside and outside traditional organisations, to make practical progress on the difficult issues.

How to be Ingenious (Jamie Young RSA 2011)

I snaffled a copy of ‘How To Be Ingenious’ by Jamie Young (RSA 2011), after I saw RSA CEO Matthew Taylor’s blog.  I was drawn to it for two reason.  My day job is a consultant, researcher and writer working … Continue reading

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In praise of sheep

We’ve kept sheep since we moved here in 2001.  Our first starter flock of 10 stayed with us through foot and mouth disease.  We’ve added and bred ever since, selling the lamb to family and friends.  Now we have a … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day: what I learn from my daughters

I am the mother of two daughters*.   Today is International Women’s Day and I’ve enjoyed reading women’s tributes to the other women who’ve been important to them – role models, icons, mothers, friends.  I want to celebrate what I learn … Continue reading

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Women on boards – ‘same old, same old’ suggestions from Davies Report

What a missed opportunity – again.   Perhaps this awful sense of deja vu comes with age, but reading the recommendations – and commentators’ responses – makes me wonder whether the last 30 years ever happened. If you’ve missed it, Lord … Continue reading

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leading complex projects – what the MOD could learn

Listening to the piece about MOD procurement R4 this morning, I felt my usual deep pangs of frustration and despair.  This debate has been running for years – and the lack of progress is so depressing.   The solution, according … Continue reading

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Scaling up or joining up? Size matters….

I was talking to my my friend Bob last week about how he should respond to politicians who ask “why, if there are so many pockets of good practice around, we can’t simply scale them up to create uniform and … Continue reading

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Moving from Spring to Summer

It’s been a lovely week off over half term with the family.  With Theo in the thick of AS exams,  Maddy working in Madagascar in her gap year and Izzy full on with rowing and riding, it is starting to … Continue reading

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