Are you sick of work?…

Are you sick of work?… This week, as usual I was just about to recycle the unwanted fliers that fell out of a magazine, when (unusually) one of them caught my eye: the Health and Wellbeing @ Work Network’sannual conference at the NEC, Birmingham in March. I’m not professionally involved in the health sector (and […]

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When is time to step aside?

The Olympics divide opinion. There are plenty of people around the world who are doing their level best to avoid them altogether (although if you’re in the UK that would take quite a bit of effort and concentration!). There is some potential that this piece too, will divide opinion – so I should say what’s […]

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Shard of Change?

It’s undeniable: The Shard divides opinion like no other building in London. Rising 310m into the sky, it pierces the atmosphere and seems unashamedly to shout “Look at me!” Regardless of your view of its design (and indeed, of its very presence) it is an amazing feat of engineering, that has drawn on the skills […]

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Achieving the Extraordinary

One way and another, I’ve been thinking a lot about employee engagement recently. And more specifically, the question explored by the authors of the Macleod Report into employee engagement: (Engaging for Success: enhancing performance through employee engagement): “…whether a wider take up of engagement approaches could impact positively on UK competitiveness and performance, as part […]

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Rebellion in the Ranks?

The BBC website in the UK ran this headline today: “Lords bid for welfare concessions: The government faces possible defeat in the Lords later, over its plans for a £26,000-a-year cap for households on working-age benefits.” Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, has said he is determined his reforms will get through Parliament, but […]

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Where there’s a will…

On 23rd October this year, the daily mail reported that nearly 2/3 people in the UK have not made a will. Now, I don’t want to appear morbid, but some of the statistics that followed are really quite fascinating. Around 62% of people admitted they did not have a will, rising to 70% among people […]

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