Tag Archives: challenge

Learning from a little rodent

I bought a wooden feeder that was designed to test the intelligence of my gerbils. They had to learn to slide the covers to reach the food or treats beneath. It sounded like a good idea but I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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Taking the challenge

It would be lovely if people always agreed with us, or would it? I think to get the best from people and situations there must be an element of challenge. Without the questioning can we really be sure that we … Continue reading

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Coercion or confidence

I was wondering today whether you can develop effective communication and engagement if you are in an agency responsible for enforcement? It followed an online discussion about the issue at the conference run by the Society of Evidence Based Policing. … Continue reading

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Up for the challenge?

I have come to the end of the challenge. This is my final #ablogadayinMay report. Over the past 31 days I have talked about a whole range of things from baking to FIFA. It seems May has been quite a … Continue reading

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Reflecting on my predictions for 2014

Almost a year ago I posted eight predictions for communication in 2014 and now as we near the end of the year I thought it was worth reflecting on whether they were accurate or not. It was 1 January 2014 … Continue reading

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I have a plan

I have absolutely no interest in golf. I don’t play and I can’t say I have ever been tempted to pick up a club. However, I was really fascinated by the aftermath of the Ryder Cup win for Europe at … Continue reading

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Students, a moan or two and brave officers

Being able to maintain staff morale is a huge challenge for most organisations particularly in the current difficult financial climate. People can quickly lose patience and become frustrated with many things, a lack of promotion opportunities, pay freeze, and increasing scrutiny … Continue reading

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