Author Archives: amandacomms1

Look up and beyond

When we are busy it is easy to get focused on the task in hand and getting to the desired outcome. It is something I know I do on a regular basis. I have a job to deal with and … Continue reading

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What are you saying?

How often do we check that what we think we said was actually what the other person heard? I imagine for most people the answer would be we don’t, we just assume that they have understood what we were saying. … Continue reading

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Coercion or confidence

I was wondering today whether you can develop effective communication and engagement if you are in an agency responsible for enforcement? It followed an online discussion about the issue at the conference run by the Society of Evidence Based Policing. … Continue reading

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How friendships are forged

A good friend of mine got me thinking yesterday about what makes friendship and how we make┬áthose 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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