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Omicron will also herald a tidal wave of homelessness. Lest we forget.

Omicron will also herald a tidal wave of homelessness. Lest we forget.

The latest COVID variant is tearing through the UK population. Christmas plans are in the balance, again. Will we, should we gather with elderly relatives? Even the experts seem to be leaving this decision until the very last minute. What is less uncertain is the plight…

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Making time in business relationships to tackle the unsaid and the undone

Making time in business relationships to tackle the unsaid and the undone

Yet again the COVID juggernaut is on the move. We are observing scientific analysis of the new Omicron variant in real time. And while we wait for a verdict, governments are piling in with countermeasures, to a mix of support and criticism. This does feel like…

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Building back the relational into business relationships

Building back the relational into business relationships

We seem to be back on thin ice again. While the easing of restrictions over the summer undoubtedly buoyed the spirits and unleashed afresh social activity, rumblings in political, health and economic circles suggest an uncertain time ahead. The end of the furlough scheme is unfortunately…

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Emerging from COVID as a highly competitive business, with a kindness culture

Emerging from COVID as a highly competitive business, with a kindness culture

Not long after I posted last month’s blog on the importance of kindness, a public science project on that very subject was launched. The Kindness Test, www.thekindnesstest.org, a collaboration between BBC Radio 4 and the University of Sussex, is an online survey aimed at increasing…

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‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible’

‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible’

I reached for this quote from the Dalai Lama having just read a tweet from ex-footballer and Match of the Day anchor Gary Lineker. ‘Why does everyone want to fight these days?’ was his reaction to the latest outbreak of violence at a football ground. If…

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Honouring culture and values will get us through this period of conflict

Honouring culture and values will get us through this period of conflict

What to do? Freedom Day has come and gone. Relaxation or caution, face covering or all out, WFH or back to the office? Our thinking selves will imagine a balanced resolution but, in our bones, we remain uneasy, conflicted. On a personal level, I find myself…

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