About 4 years ago, an afternoon meeting was rescheduled in my diary. Unexpectedly, I found myself with about 3 hours free. I used the time to remain in my hotel room and draft a plan to launch something I had been thinking about for some time. The plan became the Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme.Read More
I hope you are enjoying the late summer!
A different theme to today’s missive. First, as regular readers will know, in a bid to achieve a better sense of work-life balance, I joined a function band just over 12 months ago. Some of my evenings and weekends are taken up playing bass guitar at different events. Now then, planning for the Christmas party season is well underway. A number of readers have asked whether our band could play at their corporate Christmas functionRead More
As many of you will know, I have a strong interest in helping youngsters from poor backgrounds – particularly in the areas of social mobility and employability. We have a not for profit entity called Bridge Builders that is designed to do just this. We provide mentoring for schools. Our mentors are middle and senior managers from corporate organisations. Our vision is 100 schools, 1000 pupils, 250 mentors. We are looking to sign up more mentors and more corporate partners. Interested?Read More
I have three short things to include on this months missive. First, thank you to those who have already completed our Workplace Mediation and Conflict Resolution Survey.
This is the first time that we have ever attempted get a national snapshot in this way. If you can, I would also be grateful if you would be kind enough to bring the survey to the attention of HR professionals and colleagues from other functions across your network.