Category Archives: challenge

A lonely place

I was asked recently what I did to relax from a stressful job. As any reader of his blog will know I am lucky to have a strong support network of family and friends as well as my menagerie that … Continue reading

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Thinking ahead

Crisis communication seems to be something that I think about on a weekly basis. After almost 20 years in police communication there is rarely a month goes by when there isn’t some form of emergency or critical incident. It is … Continue reading

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A world of opportunity

Communication must be different across the world after all we don’t even speak the same language. It is easy to think that the activity within our country is unique or even that what we do in our business is set … Continue reading

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No dress rehearsal

You might have spotted a new programme being promoted by Channel 4. In this latest lifestyle series people have the chance of leaving their life behind to go and do something more exciting. But why don’t we do this anyway? … Continue reading

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To do their best

For anyone who knows what I do they will appreciate that today has been another challenging and difficult day. Ten months ago I and my team faced the most horrendous day of our lives closely followed by what has been … Continue reading

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A question of ethics

I have had quite a bit of time to think in the past few days. Partly this is because I have spent a number of hours on train journeys and partly because I have been on holiday and a little … Continue reading

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47 notes on life

I seem to be hurtling towards my 50th birthday and am still surprised by the fact that in my head I am still mid-20s but that isn’t what I see in the mirror. Today I reached the grand old age … Continue reading

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