Category Archives: management

Inspired to Write – prejudice from an American airline

Why have I been so absent from this blog for the past months? Surely it is not because I have nothing to write about; indeed, it is probably quite the opposite. I watch, listen to and read the news daily … Continue reading

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Women in Sport – and the workplace too!

There has been much publicity surrounding the centenary of the football match that interrupted fighting in the trenches during WW1. Indeed, Sainsbury’s have used the story in its Christmas advertising. I was intrigued by a news story last week that … Continue reading

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Morbid Obesity – a barrier to successful employment

On reading the news about obesity in yesterday’s Guardian, I was struck at the scale of the problem facing the UK. In a BBC item a leading bariatric surgeon said “severe obesity threatens to bankrupt the NHS”. Clearly the problem … Continue reading

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Using Gender Neutral Language – a path to equality

In recent months I have been asked, in a variety of environments, why using non-gender neutral language is sexist. I thought it would be it worthwhile exploring this issue. There are many major gender based inequality issues in our societies … Continue reading

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The Royal Family – established gender equality

  This short article has a surprising subject for me; the Royal Family, but I could not let this piece of news pass without comment. Today the countries of the Commonwealth agreed that a bill ending discrimination against women in the … Continue reading

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It’s All Right Love – what’s in a word?

A friend of mine was at the market on Saturday afternoon, buying some fruit. The woman gave him a bag of bananas with a friendly “here you are, dear”. Not only did he accept her term of endearment without question, … Continue reading

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Unconscious Bias – what do we understand?

We are all noticing, I am sure, an increase in the use of the term ‘unconscious bias’ in our diversity work and I am seeing circumstances of its misuse and misunderstanding. On several occasions recently I have been asked about … Continue reading

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Women on the Board – as proposed by Richard Branson

Having recently been involved in many discussions about women in senior management positions and on the boards of companies, I intended writing an article on the subject. However, when I was sent the article below via my Twitter feed, I … Continue reading

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Staff Team Communities – an ideal for all workplaces

In the last year I have worked with various groups on team development, change management or diversity programmes. What has struck me time and again is the level of disconnect between people who spend a good proportion of their lives … Continue reading

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A Sense of Community – a little nugget for the workplace

This article is a bit different from the norm, but stick with it to find out where it goes. It was a hot day, I mean very hot. Everything was steaming and damp, even the asphalt on the road was … Continue reading

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