Category Archives: challenge

The long road ahead

. The saying was always ‘the police are the public and the public are the police’, but during lockdown the distance between the two started to grow. As with many institutions the restrictions and roles that were required during the pandemic impacted on how people interact with them. Continue reading

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Seeing through the claim of transparency

In crisis communication I talk a lot about the need for transparency but this has made me wonder whether as comms professionals and leaders we have lost sight of what it really means. Continue reading

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The most difficult time of the year

As 2022 draws to a close and we are starting to think about the coming year, it can be quite stressful. We want to be able to show achievements from the past 12 months and to have huge plans for … Continue reading

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Preparing for the consequences of industrial action

I have been in the odd position of being in a union when a strike was called but then needing to provide a service. It is these moments in our lives that really test our personal ethics and boundaries. Continue reading

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A click in the right direction

So much more of our lives happen online now especially after the enforced working from home during the pandemic. All this adds to the risks. Continue reading

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When crises attack

If there was a consideration of the aftermath of the decisions made it may not have taken into account, the cumulative impact of these decisions is damaging. Continue reading

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Shrewd move or more of the same?

Anyone involved in PR and communication knows the world is much more complicated and effective communication is a difficult balancing act of many things. Continue reading

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Doing it right

But few of us spent any time really thinking about our own ethics and values. What really matters to us? What would we do and more importantly what wouldn’t we do? Continue reading

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Tough at the top? Get better at comms

If I was ever thinking about going into politics this programme and the state of what is happening in the UK government and around the world would make me think again. Continue reading

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Breaking the mask

. There are few things as special as the bond you get with a giant horse who could cause you serious harm but instead just wants to love you and help you Continue reading

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