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Can’t prioritise development?

In recent years being able to provide staff training and development has become an increasing challenge. With budgets being squeezed, it is easy to remove the money for anything beyond legal and critical job training. There have been attempts to … Continue reading

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Profanities, Lent and a bit of retraining

I set myself a test more than a month ago. It was to give up swearing during Lent and it sounded like a really simple thing. Yesterday I came to the end of my challenge and found I had gained … Continue reading

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Social media – why do you do it?

It has been an extremely busy week where I have been all over the country from Manchester to London and then Coventry. All the trips appeared to be necessary and useful but how do I evaluate how my time has … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for a random act of kindness?

In case you missed it Friday 20 March was International Day of Happiness. Many people around the world were doing things in a bit to put a smile on the face of their fellow-man. It wasn’t the top story on … Continue reading

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Who am I?

I have to start this blog with a confession. Nothing too shocking but I must state that I have never been very supportive of women’s days and women’s groups. In fact, I have actively avoided having anything to do with … Continue reading

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The time is now

It might be Saturday night but I feel the need to get a bit philosophical after what has been a busy week. Reflecting on the past seven days can take me back reliving the things that didn’t go so well … Continue reading

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The responsibilities of the eye-witness

A week ago I was heading home from a whistle-stop visit to Brussels to take part in a conference about social media and crisis communication. It was a world away from the streets of Manchester. The discussion was about citizen … Continue reading

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