Category Archives: development

With a little help

I have been watching the response to Prince Harry and William discussing the need to seek help after their mother’s death. It is refreshing to see such high profile people talk about the issue of mental health and well being … Continue reading

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Five days in my shoes

I rarely treat myself to anything new and that is due mainly to the fact I have some very expensive animals in my life. Trust me, if your child, partner or friend asks you if they should buy a horse … Continue reading

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Six reasons why communication should be part of the productivity debate

I have heard a lot this week about productivity and the need to improve it in the UK. But at no point in any of the interviews has anyone mentioned the role Communication can play. It is easy to focus … Continue reading

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The end of the line for reputation

Reputation has long been a word that is closely linked to both PR and communication activity. Many industry definitions have been focused on protecting and enhancing reputation. But is that really where we should be and in 2017 what is … Continue reading

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Get out of the office and listen

We all think that in the world today we are more connected than at ever before and to some extent that is true. It is easy now to share information and updates across the world at the touch of a … Continue reading

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Positive impressions last

It is easy to take things for granted. It is even easier to take people for granted. If you look back through your life there will have been contacts with lots and lots of people. There are a few within … Continue reading

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So you are a head of comms

I have been interested in the discussion taking place in the last few days about the role of the head of communications. There has been an issue raised about how hard being the most senior communication person in an organisation … Continue reading

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