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Behind the window

Today is the start of Advent and that means the chance to have a daily bit of joy with the opening of the advent calendar. When I was growing up there was little in the way of choice about the … Continue reading

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The final leg

The end of September is upon us today and if you are interested it is also a black moon tonight. We are reaching three quarters of the way through 2016 and as well as wondering where the time has gone … Continue reading

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The halfway point

I have reached the half way point in my challenge to myself to write a blog every day during 2016. So I thought it would be worth reflecting on what I have learnt so far after I have typed a … Continue reading

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Is the grass really greener?

We are often too busy focusing on what other people have that we fail to see what we have right in front of us. Human beings are social creatures and that means we need to be integrated as part of … Continue reading

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A sporting chance

It was a busy weekend of sport including the FA Cup Final and the England International match. As I was sat watching the commentary with my mum adding an extra narrative, I suddenly realised it was an ‘all male’ event. When … Continue reading

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Police communicator – could you?

It is Monday and the return to work after the weekend. This is the time that many people will be dreading the commute into work but hopefully many more are actively looking forward to getting stuck in again. I have … Continue reading

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Starting at page one

This blog is a special request from my parents who were excited by the idea of storytelling today. The discussion had started around the frustration of someone talking without getting to the point of what they were saying. It is … Continue reading

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Facing the fears

Modern life is tough, very tough. There are so many things that we face on a daily basis that can drain our energy and divert us from what makes us happy. I have blogged many times about the importance of … Continue reading

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Communication in the boardroom

I was reading an interesting ‘open letter’ from communication professional Paul Masterman to local authority chief executives. The article (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-tips-communicating-better-2016-open-letter-local-chief-masterman) outlined seven tips for communicating in 2016 but it was one particular point that I found particularly interesting. Paul’s point … Continue reading

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I want to tell you a story

There have been a number of times this week where the subject of telling stories has come into the conversation. When I say this I mean that human beings are natural story tellers and it has been a feature of … Continue reading

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