Reflections
Doing Great Thing Together

Doing Great Thing Together

Isn’t it interesting how we all make sense of the world and generate solutions? You’ll already know that I like to write things down. I like to work from a skeleton and build up the flesh, working from the bigger picture to the detail But not everyone works likes...

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What will we take into the Next New Normal?

What will we take into the Next New Normal?

I’ve been thinking about ‘the Next New Normal’, now that the country is opening back up and we’re talking about face to face meetings and desks and who will go where…. When we talked about the New Normal before, we were in the midst of a lockdown and unable to do so...

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The Struggle for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The struggle to achieve equality, diversity and inclusion is an uphill one The dichotomy of the push and pull between the voters who want separatism and the organisations who want integration is real and tangible. Over the last few years we’ve seen Trump, Brexit and...

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Write your own job description!

Write your own job description!

Have you ever written your own job description? I don’t mean amended the JD for the job you’re doing, I mean written the JD of your ultimate job! A few months ago I was lucky enough to be coached by Mike Roarty. Mike asked me to identify my strengths and my values. It...

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Languishing… meh

Languishing… meh

Languishing! So, it has a name! Over lunch today I listened to a short Adam Grant podcast. He read an article he’d recently written on ‘languishing’. He described it as that feeling between depression and flourishing. He explained than at the beginning of the pandemic...

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Simple v Easy, Right v Right Now!

“Just because it’s simple doesn’t make it easy!” “I’d rather it be right than be right now!” Two phrases that came to mind today… Simple and easy: we make decisions and often don’t include people who have to implement our decisions in our discussions. Through my...

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Bring Ceremony to Automation

Bring Ceremony to Automation

With the move to digital comes a loss of ceremony. Those important occasions that were marked by some sort of ceremony have lost their pazaz since we moved to digital. Accelerated by covid of course. Submitting an academic work of four years. ClickReceiving results...

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Faith in the Process

Faith in the Process

In my career of over 20 years in the public sector, I’ve seen people go through some difficult, challenging, painful and harrowing things. I’ve seen and been a part of dignity at work processes, competency processes, grievances, redundancies, staff suspensions,...

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Hopes for future working

Going to the office is a bit of a treat. It’s the day I buy coffee from a shop, eat sushi for lunch and sometimes stop for an ice cream on the way home. I get to chat with people I rarely see and pop to the shop with people I like. Organisational leaders will have...

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword!

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword!

I do a lot of writing and often forget that not everyone is tasked with writing reports and papers in their roles. Lots of people are taking care of patients, teaching children, putting out fires and catching criminals. But me, I write. And in lieu of any other super...

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