Monthly Archives: October 2016

It was seven years ago today…

I found out today that it was seven years ago today when the first police social media conference was held. I was honoured to have been a part of it. I do remember making the trip to Ryton to be … Continue reading

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Nighty, night – I hope

I have just one thing on my mind after a busy day – sleep. It is something we regularly overlook. We focus on eating healthy food and being active but for many of us ensuring we get a good night’s … Continue reading

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The cult of busy

I was reading an article this morning that was urging people to ditch the cult of being busy. It is an interesting subject to consider. We fill a lot into our days and most of us want everything. We want … Continue reading

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Mood swings

I received a nice bit of praise out of the blue this morning that really cheered my morning up. The email was a complete surprise and after reading it I thought I would file it for those days when I … Continue reading

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More than the JD

You could go to work, do your hours, and make sure that you are doing what is set out in the job description. It will mean things are getting done but where does leadership come into the discussion. If we … Continue reading

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The day today

Building on from yesterday’s blog about my attempts to reconnect with my inner child, I was struck today about the need to be focused on the here and now. As soon as we can think about things we are wishing … Continue reading

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An age of innocence

When we are young we spend all our time trying to be more grown up. We want to be able to do things like driving, being legally able to drink and to leave our childhood behind. The grass always looked … Continue reading

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What we do

It is always uplifting and enjoyable to hear about the amazing work that is taking place around you. Any communicator will feel the same about how proud they can be of where they work. I had that feeling tonight with … Continue reading

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Use it and move on

I am still surprised with organisations that don’t get on board with digital developments and social media. After more than five years it has become just part of daily life and yet some businesses are still trying to find out … Continue reading

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Just when I needed it most

As I was walking out of the house this morning I turned to pick up a bag and felt my back muscles go into spasm. It was very uncomfortable and has been lurking and threatening to go for the past … Continue reading

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