Monthly Archives: May 2011

Connecting in new ways – it does bear fruit…

“…how to engage and connect…recognising our shared values was crucial. These laid important foundations for our dialogue. In an organisation that emphasises rules and targets, compassion and empathy for others has been lost. Restoring this to … Continue reading

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Committing to Compassion – What’s in it for us?

Last night, I gave a talk at an All Ears event on my personal journey with compassion. Seven years ago, even three years ago, I never really thought about compassion – or at least not with that word. Despite working for the last fifteen years in s… Continue reading

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Common Ground – and the risks we take to find it….

I volunteer with Common Ground, an East London community mediation service. I came into mediation as a result of my social policy work, which was increasingly giving me the feeling that we are stifling our individual and collective creativity – th… Continue reading

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Leadership – not another person talking about it!

A couple of months ago, I said to someone that I work in leadership. She rolled her eyes and said ‘Oh, well, I turn off when I hear that word.’ I’m sure she is not the only one. Yes, lots of people are popping up everywhere saying they working in … Continue reading

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Engagement – what is it?

Engagement is one of those words that can potentially be off-putting because it is used so often, yet with so little clarity on what it means. When I use the word ‘engagement’ – in the context of See & Connect – I am referring to involvement and c… Continue reading

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Why ‘See & Connect’?

When I was a senior policy advisor in the British Government, I saw first-hand how poor communication was a key barrier to development and implementation of transformative social policy (as opposed to policies that just kept resulting in the same … Continue reading

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