Posts about social change, philanthropy, leadership and coping with change
This week I was asked to write a guest blog on Tiger de Souza’s great website and was delighted to do so. This is what I wrote – Last week, an unusual thing happened. The internet was buzzing with a story about a parish council. Was this local governance getting some publicity and attention at […]
If I hear one more leader talk about recovery (without mentioning emotions) I shall scream…. We are going through a period of collective trauma. We’re all facing loss and the attendant grief. For many it is the sadness of mourning someone who has died before their time, felled either by Covid or by illness not […]
in March 2020 I was invited to speak at the Stronger Communities Conference organised by the New Local Government Network. We didn’t know then what dramatic change slay ahead – but we did know we were facing seismic change.
I wrote last week about the nine things I’d noticed at the start of this crisis, but I’ve carried on watching. And I’ve since observed That emotions really are the blind spot in public policy and in the way in which we talk about things. In all the words that have been expended so far […]
We’ve known that a global pandemic would come for decades, and it’s been modelled and planned for time after time. But when it comes it’s a massive and terrifying shock, and the implications will be felt for decades to come. Just now we’re wrestling with the health and economic impacts and learning things we didn’t […]
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