Monthly Archives: February 2012

ARE YOU CLOSE ENOUGH?

The untimely death of Remi Ochlik, the award-winning French freelance photojournalist who died on duty in Syria last week, led me to re-read “In Our Time – the World as Seen by Magnum Photographers”. Robert Capa, the Hungarian photographer and…

WATCHING THE CLOCKS

Today is national ‘Work Your Proper Hours Day’ in the UK.  It has become an annual Trades Union Congress (TUC) initiative to highlight that five million workers in the UK collectively donate an estimated £29 billion in unpaid overtime to…

LOBBYING FOR CHANGE

For as long as the UK economy remains in its windowless, airless and damp basement with neither sight nor smell of those elusive ‘green shoots of recovery’, the reprisals and recriminations will keep coming.  People are angry and politicians in…

TEAM MATTERS

If you’re responsible for communications in any large organisation, the likelihood is you’re blessed with the management of a team of skilled and committed communications professionals. These are you’re trusted lieutenants, the A team you depend upon to get the job…

WHY ARE WE HERE?

Don’t panic – it’s a serious question but, no, I haven’t strayed into the metaphysical philosophy aisle. ‘Why are we here’ or ‘why does the comms dept exist’ is a challenge that every team needs to address from time to…