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Hello again. What we can become is quite exciting!

Don’t think that I can’t hear you. Even from this lofty latitude, perched on a coastal shelf alongside the Highlands and Islands, I can still make out the distant mumble of your 1990’s football chant echoing round the end-of-season emptiness … Continue reading

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Seeing the wood for the trees: leading, teaching, supporting

“I can’t see the wood for the trees.” That’s a phrase that has always puzzled me. Which wood are you talking about? You might be thinking that I think too much, but it’s important. And I really like trees. Let me explain. wood … Continue reading

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Snapshot of the first ever UKFEchat conference

 I’ve had this idea of how to report on the UKFEchat conference in London last week. It involves capturing a random set of images and impressions that give just a flavour of the event. I was going to call it … Continue reading

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To be a Pilgrim: Borrowing a Song for Lent

This piece was written for the second #UKFEchat Guide book, published on 13 February 2015. It appeared under the title “Barriers to Progress” but since this is Ash Wednesday I thought I’d give it a title more appropriate to the … Continue reading

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Soft Skills: the sacred meets the profane

So here’s the blog… The best of the Thursday evening chats with #ukfechat are like this. Starts off with an eerie quietness, a light breeze rustling over the blades of grass, and maybe some tumbleweed starting to move across across … Continue reading

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Answers from my Tumbleweed Connection

I have been remiss. And a little bit rude. I asked you a question and then ignored the answer. Worse, I used the answer for our in-house magazine and then didn’t talk to you about it! So here’s the gist … Continue reading

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Less of a blog, more of an extended tweet, and a question.

After a while you can begin to discern a pattern in your own blogs. My pattern seems to be to lay out a meandering storyline that ends suddenly in a ‘polemic’ (which I think is a kind word for ‘rant’). … Continue reading

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