2016 felt full. I make no reference to the seismic shocks our world political landscape has sustained. Those are for conversations off line. By full, I mean my personal trajectory in work and volunteering, WORK Here are the highlights with some detail in the four project … Continue reading A full year
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For those of us who manage a portfolio of skills and services, we might take our ability to wear different hats in different jobs for granted. I was reminded by a client last night – at the 10th Anniversary of a wonderfully talented firm of … Continue reading Repurpose your skills
Safety instructions given on a plane include putting on your oxygen mask first before you help anyone else. It’s an analogy I always use when it comes to mentoring people who push themselves too hard. We are notorious for running ourselves into the ground, either … Continue reading Your oxygen first
A humanitarian at heart, I am naturally drawn to art forms that explore and capture themes of our human spirit surviving even the worst atrocities. Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom was shown by Welcome Cinema at Amnesty International’s UK place of business on Tuesday … Continue reading Moral power in film making
Most of the strategic workshops I’m commissioned to facilitate are for big personalities with diverging views. If everyone had a single viewpoint to begin with, there’d be no reason to workshop the topic. Participants come because they want to, have to, or wish to be … Continue reading Diverging views converge
Voices shout. No-one speaks anymore. At every corner – even in the lungs of the metropolis, such as Woodberry Wetlands – the volume of human interaction is turned up. Drowning out the quiet of nature. Is it because the base line of London noise is … Continue reading Humans, be quiet!