I write this as an imperfect human being. Some of this I’m doing better at than others. I’ll never be perfect, none of us will. So I’m noticing, challenging myself and practicing different beliefs….. My personal development areas are at the end and I hope this might generate some thoughts for you.
In 2 weeks time I can’t believe the CIPD Annual Conference will be all over! But it’s going to be an amazing 2 days before we get to that point!
—Street Wisdom stuff with David D’Souza
——-Innovation stuff in SMEs with Keith Jackson
———–Open space stuff on new tools and skills for learning with Perry Timms, Andy Lancaster, Paul Taylor and Niall Gavin
————–Advancing L&D for the future with Andrew Jacobs
—————–Behaviour stuff, leadership stuff, learning stuff…..
The other day I was in a well-known DIY store (although it could have been in any one of the big retailers). I couldn’t find the light bulbs I was looking for so I went to the front to ask for help. There was a lady standing near the entrance, someone in a ‘greeter’ type of role – perfect! And she was very helpful, took me to the desk to check stock levels and then took me to where it was in store.
Today I looked at my sad, crumpled, paper poppy and, as I took it off my coat, I accidentally pricked myself with the pin and threw both in the bin.
What’s it all about? I love the good old paper poppy for nostalgic reasons – standing in the cold and rain in the school playground, while my friend fainted in front of me from standing too long! But really, there must be…..there are…..better poppy options! So why do the poppy people keep making paper ones that get damaged within about 2 minutes and which are not only ‘lethal’ (possible dramatic licence there!) but are also a waste of metal – how many pins get made and thrown away every year? Crazy!