Tag Archives: prejudice

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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Freedom of Speech – by right or responsibility?

I have been burdened recently in writing this article; each time I get it finished, something else hits me, usually from the media that I think needs to be included – this morning I finally post it, completed, but in … Continue reading

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The Paralympics – what is society’s legacy?

This article poses a contentious question that originated during discussion with a disabled friend of mine who told me this week that the Paralympics have achieved in ten days what he has failed to manage in forty years. Derek is … 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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Taking a Risk – the Obama way

Last week, I was delighted to listen to Barack Obama’s speech in support gay marriage. I thought this would make an excellent subject for a blog article and readied myself to make appropriate equality statements. As a question of human … Continue reading

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Nine Protected Characteristics – why not ten, eleven or more?

A few weeks ago, I was co-presenting a leadership and diversity programme with my colleague Chris Markiewicz, during which we asked the participants to reflect on the nine protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act. “Why stop at nine” I … Continue reading

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