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You did it! Right?

Great weekend?  Fabulous!  Last week was busy wasn’t it & I’m sure this week will be too. You read Friday’s post here didn’t you?  Great! So you had that phone call… You emailed some folk to arrange to talk… You committed those fantastic plans to paper and shared them… Yes?  Great!  How did it feel? Oh … Continue reading

Will it go ’round in circles?

It’s the end of the week and we’ve all been very busy. Lots of talking. Lots of thinking. Lots of inspiration. It’s OK.  It’s Friday and the weekend is coming to rest our weary minds. But there’s the problem… as a salve the weekend can’t help but take away some of the energy you have … Continue reading

Shwopping Learning

Walking to the L&D Connect Unconference at @LBiLondon this week I passed the above installation being erected against the walls of the Truman Brewery. The walls of the building are being covered in used clothing to mark the start of Oxfam’s Shwopping Campaign in partnership with M&S.The brisk wind was lifting the garments, giving a sense of natural order and belonging to the … Continue reading

Friday Wondering – Why don’t we say hello?

Each Friday I’m posting a “Friday Wondering“. These posts are meant to explore & discuss observations or issues which I think would benefit from discussion. Participation is open to absolutely anyone regardless of their expertise or knowledge. Just bring your curiosity! If you’d like to discuss on Twitter rather than here then why not. It … Continue reading

Just One

Today is this blog’s 1 year anniversary – you can see the first post here. I like to think I’ve improved and I certainly feel happier and more confident about writing a blog than I did 12 months ago.  Who would have imagined me sharing poetry here! Along the way I’ve found huge support, kind … Continue reading


Some things make you react. @naturalgrump recently wrote about this here. Before you read any further please do take a read through his post above as it’s very relevant for what comes next! A Twitter Reaction This morning’s twitter stream soon filled with the CIPD 2011 Social Media conference.  I’d forgotten exactly what was on the agenda … Continue reading

Learning Journeys

Living in Norfolk, I’m well used to commuting by train for work or conferences.  So I’ve found myself in the lucky position of having plenty of time for reading, writing, working & reflecting.  I can’t sleep on trains I’m afraid… Today I got up at 05:15 and will get back home around 15 hours later.  … Continue reading

It’s all about community

In the past week I’ve attended 2 great professional gatherings – the EMCC London Network & the ConnectingHR Unconference. Although quite different in overall focus, both have challenged the conventions of most professional networks by following 4 simple principles : Volunteer led The community itself creates the agenda The community networks to learn and develop … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I recently wrote about Linked Lurkers and how we need to engage with and contribute to communities to avoid being seen as a lurker.  Discussions with @dougshaw1 and others revealed that many of us have mixed experiences of LinkedIn especially LinkedIn Groups.  I have quite strong feelings on the subject so thought I’d share them with you! LinkedIn is often compared … Continue reading