The rest isn’t history

Once every few weeks, or so it seems, there’s another article in the newspaper about sleep.  Each new article, based on the latest (scientific or otherwise) survey tells us whether we should be getting more sleep, or less sleep; offers advice on getting better sleep, or how to live with less sleep.  Sleep is one of those subjects that, despite years of human progress, we’re not entirely comfo...

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Too busy for lunch

I recently relooked at some predictions I made at the start of the year. I wrote that I thought that we’d start to see internal communications focus less on the concept of employee engagement and more on employee well-being. It seemed to me to be rather pointless trying to interest and engage people in strategy and values if they were far too stressed and exhausted to care. Six months after I mad...

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

There’s nothing quite like a dose of fresh sea air to clear the mind.  Even better when it’s a bracing East Coast breeze mixed with a Siberian blast.  Add in a group of 200 writers, thinkers, and general clever clogs and the resultant mixture is a heady cocktail.  I was fortunate enough to be part of this year’s Names not Numbers crowd that gathered in Aldeburgh.  For three days we chatte...

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McChange

Interest in the Scottish referendum is finally beginning to pick up south of the border.  Previously it seemed that many in the South saw it as a little local difficulty in a far off country of which they knew little.  Now, it seems, many are beginning to realise that a “Yes” vote will have far-reaching consequences outside Scotland.  Like many change programmes, it’s not until it reaches ...

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