3 communication lessons from football commentators

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It’s fair to say that I live in a football-mad household. My husband and 14-year-old are both fans. He has been watching the beautiful game for more than 40 years and she is a cracking left back for a local team. While I wouldn’t describe myself as a devotee, I’m happy to watch a match or 2. I can even …

A kindness interview with the Mayor of Reading

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I recently had the opportunity to talk to my friend and colleague, Rachel Eden, about kindness in public service. Rachel has been an elected member of Reading Borough Council since 2010, has stood as a parliamentary candidate in 2 General Elections and is the current Mayor of Reading. She also runs her own finance and accountancy business and holds various …

What if… people involved in politics are kind?

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This month’s guest blog comes from Malcolm Powers, who shares his experiences of kindness in politics. The dominant narrative we have about politics right now, especially on a national level in the UK, is not about kindness, so I’m delighted to read a different perspective. I’m Labour and you’re Conservative so we hate each other. They’re a Lib Dem, so …

You’ve got a comms strategy – now what?

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I recently spoke at both the NHS Charities Together conference and the LUPC-SUPC procurement conference about how to build a comms strategy. I also spend a lot of time supporting clients to write their comms strategies. For me, that strategic approach to communicating with your audiences and sharing your messages is vital. Most communications people I know would love to …

What if… we allow our best selves to shine through?

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This month’s guest blogger is environmental leadership coach, Kath Allen, who shares some tips for ensuring we show ourselves kindness, as a basis for kindness to others. I am an environmental leadership coach and I believe that self-care is an act of environmental activism. When we take exceptional care of ourselves and attend to our true needs, everyone we care …