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The day my world changed

There have been many memorable events in the past 15 years of work. I joined GMP knowing we would have the chance of policing the 2002 Commonwealth Games which I thought would be an amazing opportunity.  Just weeks before the … Continue reading

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Marathon effort

This really is going to be my last Olympic inspired blog. I was doing jobs around the house this afternoon and put the TV on to see what sport was underway. It was the marathon which has to be one … Continue reading

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Taking the essentials for granted

There are many things that we take for granted and don’t even notice anymore. In the UK and the developed world we are lucky to not have to think about some of the basic elements to life. When was the … Continue reading

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Personal resilience in a challenging world

If you have read any of my blogs you will know that the importance of resilience and finding ways to survive the challenges of modern life are things that are very important to me. As I have grown older they … Continue reading

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Expect the unexpected

Life is full of the unpredictable. We never really know what is around the corner and that is a challenge we live with. As communicators, we know that curve balls and the unexpected appear regularly and that is part of … Continue reading

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Is media training dead?

I have watched a number of interviews with people in the past few days mainly with sportspeople. Clearly there are quite a few who have not had any kind of training in dealing with an interview. When they have something … Continue reading

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Climbing the mountains

I feel another Olympics related blog. It came from hearing about a number of stories about people who have triumphed over adversity to get a medal or to get the chance to compete at such a high level. Many people … Continue reading

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