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All or nothing

Apologies are in the news again. Or at least statements made to sound like them. MP for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad, found herself at the centre of a media storm after an online post dating back to 2010 came back to haunt her. In a lengthy attack on London Assembly...

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Why there can be no hiding place in a crisis

Why there can be no hiding place in a crisis

Visibility is essential for leaders in times of trouble. For those of us who avidly devour media coverage of major events, certain personalities become indelibly embedded into our memories. In the Manchester bombing, for many it was homeless Chris Parker, who rushed...

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Is crisis a catalyst for organisational growth?

Sometimes an organisation needs a wake up call to enable it to see what is happening and a crisis helps it to see something previously hidden. Created by the US military to describe our environment, VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is the latest...

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Football and the Savile effect

Football and the Savile effect

The current claims of sexual abuse in football dominating news bulletins would appear at first glance to be rooted in a historical cover-up and conspiracy of silence. But are they really? A closer look reveals less a conspiracy, more a sea change in the press and...

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Are your values just a bumper sticker?

Are your values just a bumper sticker?

Newspapers and websites have white space to fill every day and a juicy business crisis makes a great front page.  These crisises come in lots of different guises but in the eye of each storm are people.  This is so easy to forget. "From my desk, out of the corner of...

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