Tag Archives: engagement

Relationships, systems and stories…

The past few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships. Human relationships is the aspect of social change that gets me super excited. I’ve also been thinking about systems and processes. These don’t get me so excited – thinking about the… Continue reading

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The ‘soft’ side of activism: giving ourselves an advantage…

When I was working in social policy and employment, I would frequently be told or read that what ‘disadvantaged’ individuals need is more social capital and soft skills – sometimes soft skills fit under the umbrella of social capital. The point be… Continue reading

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Learnings along the Cotswold Way….

Last weekend, I went on a four day, fifty mile walk along the Cotswold Way. My friend Olivia Sprinkel and I use these walks for exercise, connection with nature and connection with our selves through focused dialogue, awareness, and meditation. We… Continue reading

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Here’s some advice to the Lib Dems on diversity……

I got up this morning and on the news I was hearing that the Lib Dems want to diversify, meaning they don’t want to be – as I call it – so Vanilla or as the radio commentator was saying, ‘White, male and pale.” It seems that they are taking action… Continue reading

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Feral elite, feral underclass – surely we have more constructive ways of communicating?

Here I am in the suburbs of Chicago. Today I was at the local bank with my father. We were talking with someone he knows well there (he’s been going to the same bank for over forty years!). His contact is a White man in his early sixties who calls… Continue reading

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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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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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