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 in the saddle

On Tuesday 17th January, a scaffolding lorry took me out on the M5. I was travelling in lane 1, in the roadworks near Bromsgrove, at 50mph and the lorry was in lane 2. We were travelling at pretty much the same speed when he moved into lane 1. Errrm, HELLO….I am here! He clearly couldn’t […]

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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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Challenge Perception

I’ve heard some things this week that triggered reflection of the last 18 years and got me thinking about perception. Whilst on the commute to London on Monday morning, I overheard a man talking on his phone who uttered the line “I shout at you to motivate you” My mouth aghast, that anyone could even […]

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