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Monkey in the middle

I have always seen the status of my mental health, as an image in my mind.  If anyone has seen the film ‘12 Monkeys’ with Bruce Willis, and can recall the image on the DVD cover, that’s what I see (Google it if not!). I am t...


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Sing it loud, sing it proud

 This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is physical activity and exercise. This is something we are often told we should do, to keep fit and keep our bodies in good working order but activity, of almost any kind,...


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Sustainability: built-in, not bolt-on

The Responsible Business Summit in London this week brought together such high profile speakers as the CEO of BSkyB, the Executive Director of Greenpeace, the Executive Editor of the Economist and the Minister for Climate Change, to discuss sustai...


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Taming technology: can you afford not to?

Talking to a long-standing contact in FM recently, I said that well-worn phrase ‘what goes around comes around’. It came back to punch me only the next day. Urgently and unexpectedly while on leave, I’d needed to get some docume...


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Why attend ThinkFM?

As Chair of the Programme Advisory Group (PAG) for ThinkFM, along with my conference committee colleagues I’m pleased to say our work is now largely done. We’ve secured some 22 of the 24 conference sessions taking place on 10 June i...


Protecting your business

We’re barely into 2013 and not a week goes by when I don’t see a news story that has a business continuity angle to it. Some are obvious at first sight like the helicopter crash in London, the horse meat scandal or the IT problems...