Monthly Archives: January 2016

How friendships are forged

A good friend of mine got me thinking yesterday about what makes friendship and how we make¬†those connections with other people. For many of us there are lots of acquaintances we have or people we know but only a few … Continue reading

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Eureka – I found it

We can sit and think and worry and try to come up with the perfect solution to the problem we are confronted with. It can take days, weeks or even months to think things through. The information can be laid … Continue reading

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Six elements of resilience

I have talked about one subject a number of times this week, and it is something that I think is underrated. In a fast moving world where things keep changing there is a huge amount of pressure. If we are … Continue reading

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Creativity and leadership

The subject of leadership was being much discussed during my day. I was interested to listen to a talk by Drew Povey who is the headteacher of Harrop Fold School, in Little Hulton. It was great to hear the views … Continue reading

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Robot speechwriters?

There was a fascinating story today about robots being able to write political speeches based on an algorithm developed by researchers at the University of¬†Massachusetts that I happened across today. It was an interesting look at artificial intelligence and according … Continue reading

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Time for bed

There was an interesting article in the Huffington Post the other day which was an interview with Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/marriott-ceo-) It was a plea to people not to idolise those business leaders who say they function off just … Continue reading

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On Day One

We had a new starter at work today which took me back to all the first days I have had in new jobs. I have always known during that first day whether it was an organisation I could stay in … Continue reading

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These are my moments

The pace of modern life is something that I have spent a lot of time talking about in recent months and particularly with the fast and furious start to 2016. We seem to always be dashing from one thing to … Continue reading

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Strength from within

Today I really struggled to do much and in fact I am incredibly frustrated that I lost most of the day. It was my own fault as I tried to be able to drink but after three glasses of wine … Continue reading

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Stepping into different shoes

It has been a tough week at work. Unfortunately due to a variety of circumstances beyond our control we ended up being extremely short staffed. So much so that it led to me going back to my roots and working … Continue reading

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