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The enduring power of visual, emotional storytelling

The enduring power of visual, emotional storytelling

I have been known to get moisty eyed at the cinema. I rarely shed tears before the main feature, however. That is until last week when I first saw the ‘The Long Goodbye’, the latest film to support the work of the Alzheimer’s Society. The focus…

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Sharing meaning as a catalyst for shared understanding

Sharing meaning as a catalyst for shared understanding

In recent months a stimulating portion of my working diet has come from freelancing with The Client Relationship Consultancy (CRC). As a global business, primarily partnering communications agency networks, CRC has access to extensive data on client/agency relationships.  Its triannual client survey, built upon the…

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“The leader’s role is to define reality, then give hope”

“The leader’s role is to define reality, then give hope”

Even a birthday in February cannot dilute its assault on the soul. It’s the Tuesday of the year, the damp, grey blast that garnishes January’s tribulations. A few days in relaxed, tolerant, elemental Reykjavik provided a short respite but back home the drip feed of uncertainty,…

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The case of Mr Bates vs the Laws of Human Stupidity

The case of Mr Bates vs the Laws of Human Stupidity

I’m a big fan of Christmas, not so much New Year. I understand the thrill of a fresh start but then comes January. And this one is proving to be a cracker. A head lock of grim weather and grizzly news. Relief has come, as it…

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Homelessness. Not “a lifestyle choice” for the homeless. But it is a choice. Ours.

Homelessness. Not “a lifestyle choice” for the homeless. But it is a choice. Ours.

On 4th November, the then Home Secretary Suella Braverman urged us all to prevent our communities becoming scarred by “rows of tents occupied by people, many of them from abroad, living on the streets as a lifestyle choice”. The last two words earned her the sack…

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Utopia? Too late. Dystopia? Too defeatist. Time for Thrutopia

Utopia? Too late. Dystopia? Too defeatist. Time for Thrutopia

I recently joined MarketingKind, a membership community that regularly gathers to explore how the experience and capabilities of like-minded marketers, business leaders and change makers can contribute to creating a better world. The meetings to date have been nourishing and energetic. And timely. Emerging from a…

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