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My friends in the North

Originally posted on Chris Markiewicz's Blog:
This weekend I took a trip up to the wilds of the north east – Newcastle to be precise. It was to be only my second ever trip to that city and the…

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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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Over-Demanding or Bullying – a short case study

This brief post came about following a phone call I received today. As ever questions posed are to be answered. Alan works for a company with just over two hundred employees. He believes he is being harassed daily by his … 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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An Olympic Legacy – workplace meritocracy

This piece should have been posted two weeks ago; August intervened. I have been hooked, spending much of the past month dangling from the line of the “Greatest Show on Earth” – the Olympics. With wall-to-wall and morning to night … Continue reading

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So how would you react as an employer? – (guest blog)

Jenny Garrett is a leadership coach and founder of Reflexion Associates, she is author of Rocking Your Role, the ‘how to’ guide to success for female breadwinners. We have agreed to guest blog on each other’s sites this week. You ask … Continue reading

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Physical appearance – an impact on behaviour.

At a meeting yesterday I was reminded of an introduction and recommendation that came my way some time ago. It was a strange one that was given with a warning: “don’t mention his size”. No other clarification was offered. After … Continue reading

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History Made in London – dignity in the face of adversity

I was struck this past week by the presence of Aung San Suu Kyi, a remarkable woman with grace and dignity who has been touring the UK as a visiting dignitary. Her achievements are well documented, as a human rights … Continue reading

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Equalities in the News – drip-drip, but is it enough?

Let me start in my usual way, by describing the stimuli for this article and prepare you for the usual questions I am posing at the end of it. Yesterday I read with interest findings from a BBC research into … Continue reading

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