Strategic Change and Diversity

Without a doubt the artifacts of diversity and inclusion at work are here to stay: unconscious bias training, employee networks, the initiatives aimed at women, the awareness courses, the statistics and the measurement: the smorgasbord of imaginative ideas aimed at creating change.  These are all elements which make valuing diversity a reality.  What is new […]

Nelson Mandela waving

A personal reflection following the death of Nelson Mandela

Life’s rich tapestry, as the cliché goes, has many threads. It is sometimes good to pick up those threads and find meaning in them again, none more so than during this funeral period for Nelson Mandela. I have no photographs of me and the great man laughing together. The nearest I ever got  was joining […]

Reservoir Pups… and other things about boys

During the week I was chatting to a nurse who was just back from maternity leave.  Her toddler was at nursery and happy to be there, enjoying the new experience of water play and sharpening his negotiating skills over the megablocs with other determined toddlers.  She was amused to receive a class progress report on […]

Looking for the silences – about masculinity and organisations

Walking along the London South Bank on Sunday evening I passed a restaurant where a group of twenty-something men were standing greeting a number of their mates.  They all hugged and kissed. For a moment, on seeing the hugs and kisses, I was taken aback and then amused for reacting. But it led me to […]