UK EU campaigners, choose your words wisely

May 11, 2015

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We are about to embark on a referendum that will decide whether the UK stays in the EU or leaves. No doubt about it. But, what is the question we will face? Will it be “Yes, we should stay in the EU?” Or “No, we should not leave the EU?” Same outcome. Different words. This […]

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What almost kills you makes you stronger

January 16, 2015

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I spend my work life helping organisations get a bit of clarity around their vision, values and strategy and then bring this to life for their people. It’s what I do. When I’m not doing that, then my time is split between being with my wonderful family and then after that my other two passions […]

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Instagram right. Scout Willis wrong. When corporate control is a good thing.

June 9, 2014

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  In an age where we expect greater self regulation from organisations, why do we find our media falling over themselves to give credibility to the views of celebrity daughter Scout Willis and her attacks on Instagram. Instagram have in place a policy which attempts to prevent images of violence and nudity. And why not? […]

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Quick to ask me to upgrade. Slow to be upfront.

January 16, 2014

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I work with so many businesses that are trying to get their employees to focus on the customer. “Be customer obsessed” they say. “Remember that a great customer experience will drive our revenues up.” “It’s not chicken and egg. It’s customer first and the golden egg will follow.” And so on the clarion calls go. […]

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The future workplace is already here, and it’s in a surprising place

October 9, 2013

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Last month I was lucky enough to be taken on a guided tour of a new workplace. The place in question is around 4 years old. It reflects the future of the workplace and begs questions for the future of internal communications and leadership. This workplace has wifi, a high street, a library, a radio […]

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Listen; learn; score some goals, but never feel like you have a manager

June 25, 2013

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I’ve always grown up living the maxim “never have a boss.” It’s something I’ve said to my children many a time. Never feel like you have a boss. Always feel like you are your own boss. Carry that feeling with you through work and it will keep you free and happy. In saying this I’ve […]

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Home working isn’t working (ps, am I writing this from home?)

February 27, 2013

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Goodness me people love jumping to polar extremes! Either it’s the journalists that have written this article exposing Yahoo’s rejection of homeworking or it’s the Yahoo HR department themselves. In a memo they state, “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings.” Er, […]

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