One-sided Stories

It’s easy to understand nationalism from an objective standpoint. It feels good to belong to something, there is safety in numbers and you get all the benefits of a mutual appreciation society. However, subjectively I cannot get my … Continue reading

Special Measures

Recently one of our local schools has been put into ‘Special Measures’ by Ofsted for a whole host of reasons that are carefully laid out in a detailed report. Being a parent of two young children, one of whom … Continue reading

Communication Behaviours

For over twenty years I have worked as a freelance communications consultant, and I find it increasingly hard to describe what I actually do. I’ve tried a number of different explanations, but none of them have ever … Continue reading

A Gentle Lesson

Spelling doesn’t matter unless it matters to you, and it therefore follows that the same is true for words. However, as they are used in communication, and that means at least one other person is involved, … Continue reading

Spinning Out

Having worked at several hundred senior leadership, middle management and shop-floor conferences over the last twenty years or more, I feel that I have experienced enough in order to assert that the good intentions of people … Continue reading