Month: <span>September 2021</span>

Community and Accountability

September 28, 2021 No Comments

25 September 2021 Main image by Hudson Hintze on Unsplash When I took up swimming again for the first time, when I was about 23, it was after an approximatively 10-year hiatus. Until the age of 13, swimming (in a pool) was one of the three main sports I did, along with ice-skating and orienteering. […]

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The willingness to be changed by another

September 28, 2021 1 Comment

Image by Eric Muhr on Unsplash 18 September 2021 (my mum’s 82nd birthday. And what would have been her twin, Janet’s, my aunt’s, 82nd birthday too) Many years ago, my brilliant childhood bestie, Nathalie, said of Influencing (in organisations), “To influence you must be willing to be influenced by the other”. I don’t remember what […]

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9/11 Memories, Appreciation and Honouring

September 28, 2021 No Comments

11 September 2021 Main photo by Jesper Blijdestein on Unsplash 9/11. Nine-Eleven trips off the tongue. It means September 11th 2001. Even to Brits, who would otherwise say 11th of September (and write 11/9), there’s no mistaking what 9/11 means. Anyone over a certain age remembers what they were doing on 11th September 2001. Remembers […]

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ABBA Revival

September 28, 2021 No Comments

4 September 2021 Image by Andrew Ebrahim on Unsplash When I landed back at Geneva airport this week, after a few days of business travel in Sweden (my first business travel in over 18 months), I headed over to the luggage collection belts. While waiting for my luggage to come through, I skimmed the BBC […]

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