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Challenging and changing the narrative – confronting the BBC’s stance: Election2014

For those of us interested in a more peaceful, sustainable and socially just world, the local and European elections make for a pretty depressing day.   There’s been plenty of comment about whether the rise of UKIP has been as … Continue reading

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Why do I do it…?

So I was having one of those conversations, this week, that I both value and dread (Thanks, Alan Barnard, at BBM, for lunch and the deep probing questions).  Alan asked: “So why do you do it…?”  I chose to hear … Continue reading

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It’s what you DO that matters. Remembering Reg Revans, the father of Action Learning, 10 years on

Clearing out a pile of old papers this morning, I found a lovely obituary for Professor Reg Revans, the father of Action Learning, written by Simon Caulkin. Reg died 10 years ago, this month, in January 2003. I was privileged … Continue reading

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Leadership is not a game…

I’m in the middle of editing my next book “Leading Complex Projects” (Gower, 2013) and this week I’ve been working on the ‘leadership’ and ‘culture’ chapters.  Meanwhile, alongside the day job, I’ve been helping community groups in Abergavenny who are … Continue reading

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“I’m feeling my age…” Misogyny and the Middle Years…

I’m feeling my age*.  After reading a great piece in the Guardian this week about Kat Banyard, ‘Britain’s leading young feminist,’ entitled: “We were sold a lie,” I’m realising I’m on, probably, my fourth wave of feminist revivalism.  And whilst … Continue reading

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You can’t sub-contract your diet….

Wow.  It’s been a year since my last post here. How time flies….  So what’s been happening in my world? Divorced – which was painful and – truth be told – still is: work is complicated – with brilliant bits … Continue reading

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A practical plan with the resources at hand

Applying the ideas in Jamie Young’s “How to be Ingenious” is bearing fruit. When unexpected events occur, the shock and disturbance can cause many reactions, from paralysis to raging anger, confusion and denial.  Mine tends to be to ‘take charge’ … Continue reading

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