Reflections
Watchwords for 22: Knowledge

Watchwords for 22: Knowledge

Watchword number 7 for 22 is knowledge. As leaders we have a responsibility to increase our own knowledge and the knowledge of others. The world is awash with information, research, data and opinion that helps to build up our knowledge base. Everything is accessible...

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Watchwords for 22: Acceptance

Watchwords for 22: Acceptance

Watchword number six for 2022 is acceptance. Acceptance is a friend of tolerance. It’s about knowing what’s within our gift to #change and within our #power to #influence. It’s about knowing when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, when to walk away and when to run. It is...

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Watchwords for 22: Tolerance

Watchwords for 22: Tolerance

Watchword number five for 2022 is tolerance. For me tolerance has two parts: learning when to listen and not speak, and developing the confidence to speak and be heard We are often too quick to judge. When colleague come forward with ideas that are different,...

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Watchwords for 22: Connection

Watchwords for 22: Connection

My fourth watchword for 2022 is connection When I think about connection, three things come to mind: home, work and covid. We need connections in our personal life to nourish us and feed our soul. It’s a fundamental human need to connect and an essential component in...

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Watchwords for 22: Kindness

Watchwords for 22: Kindness

The third of my watchwords for 22 is kindness. Sometime last year I stumbled on the term Intelligent Kindness, which has its foundations within healthcare. This article describes is eloquently: “Intelligent kindness, then, is not a soft, sentimental feeling or action...

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Watchwords for 22: Purpose

Watchwords for 22: Purpose

The second of my watchwords for 2022 is purpose. When I blogged my reflection of 2021, the word that captured it best was ‘purpose’. In looking back, I realised that purpose helped me get-up and get-on, during a time of social isolation and profound uncertainty. My...

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Watchwords for 22: Self-Awareness

Watchwords for 22: Self-Awareness

It’s the end of the first week of 2022 already. How did that happen!? I’m sure you’ll have spent your week planning for the year ahead with one eye on that crucial 31st March date speeding ever closer. In looking forward to the next quarter and year, you’ll remember...

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Watchwords for 2022!

Watchwords for 2022!

Here are my watchwords for 2022…… Self-awareness Purpose Kindness Connection Tolerance Acceptance Knowledge Innovation Care Learning

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2021: Finding My Purpose

2021: Finding My Purpose

As we head towards Christmas, I’ve been reflecting on the year that it’s been. One of great highs and awful lows…. a doctorate, a new job, covid restrictions and a family bereavement. So, from all of these things, what is the common nugget of learning that I can draw?...

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Still New!

Still New!

I can’t believe I’ve been in my new job 2 months. At the end of the first month, I reflected on the things that had been important to me, which were: patience, storytelling, confidence, trust and kindness. At the end of this second month, I thought I’d reflect on this...

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