Challenge, Barriers, Solutions and Boobs. #cipdACE17

Day 2 of the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester. I started by attending The Big Conversation, hosted by CIPD Manchester branch, Rachael Burnham and Gem Dale featuring Gary Cookson and supported by Mark Hendy. Creating the culture of trust in organisations that we need. How do we do this? What are the barriers? Phil […]

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Trump, Monsters, Happiness and Inspiration #cipdACE17

This is how I spent my first day embracing the new world of work at my first CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition. A little different? Most definitely. But as Peter Cheese quoted “may you live in interesting times”. There are major events and trends occurring all over the world which impact the businesses in which we […]

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Embracing the new world of work – what does this mean for you? #cipdACE17

This year celebrates the CIPD’s 70th Annual Conference and Exhibition and is entitled: Embracing the new world of work. What does this mean for you? Is it about prepping for the day Alexa rules the world or are you more concerned with the ever changing socio-political drama that is unfolding? Perhaps, more specifically, you are wondering how […]

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Back to Skool

But this time I want, and I’m willing, to learn. It is fair to say I didn’t do well at school. I didn’t enjoy the formal learning environment or the chosen teaching style. I didn’t enjoy being in a fixed place, looking in the same direction, at the back of the same kids head, half-listening […]

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It’s not “a” thing.

This afternoon, I had the great privilege of sharing a little piece of me at the CIPD Steps Ahead Regional Summit in Birmingham where our conversation was completely focused on mentoring. Why? Because I recognise and appreciate the importance, and life changing impact, a mentor has had, and still has, on me. Sometimes, it’s the […]

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When it feels right, do it.

I am about to take a leap, quite a massive one from my perspective, into an industry I don’t yet know. There has always been self-doubt, it will never go away, no matter how much I am assured, encouraged or supported. Doubt about me, my ability, my potential and my capacity to understand will always […]

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Innovation and Me

I would love to share with you why and how I do what I do that led to such a fantastic award for my work recently. The National Innovation in Training Awards are also know as The NITAs. Heard of them? Let me share a little about what they are. The NITAs highlight the individuals […]

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