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Instagram and Me

I had never considered myself as an Instagram-type person.  Whatever that is?!!!  As I'm not glamorous, famous or a celeb, my head said it wasn't for me.  As my head sometimes needs a little bit of extra help, I decided to listen to my heart as well. Jump forward a few weeks and I've joined... Continue Reading →

Are You Listening?

In a world full of soundbites and distractions, really listening is more important than ever.  Especially when it comes to conflict, power struggles and the pursuit of those win-win situations. According to Gill Hasson in her book Brilliant Communication Skills... Hearing is a passive process.  We receive sound which, without assigning any meaning, is in... Continue Reading →

Valuing Your Treasures

I've had the privilege of working with two more cross-disciplinary groups of talented STEM doctoral researchers on my Shaping The Future Together programme.  They were an inspiration. What was reinforced to me yet again was just how important 'appreciating what you have' is in the good old career and professional development mix. Any strategist worth... Continue Reading →

The Hungry Gap

As we were picking our first-of-the-season broad beans and sugar snap peas from the vegetable plot at the weekend, I began to reflect on what gardeners in the UK call the hungry gap. ...the time between the last winter produce coming to an end and when the first crops of the new season can be... Continue Reading →

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