Category Archives: views

From Ideas to Reality

I have realised (I know that many have already realised this) that London is an entirely different country to the rest of England.  It has it’s own culture, own style of infrastructure and its own economy.  Why has this suddenly … Continue reading

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A Rebus A Rebus!

Did you know that almost 50% of the brain is involved in visual processing?  People will remember 80% of what they see and do, but only 20% of what they read and it also only takes 150ms for a symbol to be … Continue reading

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Collaborate / Co-Operate – What’s the Difference?

As you can see from the previous post, our Director Nicola Richardson has been speaking at the Radi! conference in Riga, Latvia. The item that leapt out at me from her company report, was the fact that in Latvian, there … Continue reading

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Not just a pretty space

It was great to be invited to talk as part of Radi! in Riga this time last week.  You can see why it is the current European Capital of Culture.  Beautiful varied architecture, hundreds of special events – culture in … Continue reading

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To be or to do?

When I entered full-time vocational dance training in 1979, it wasn’t the complex, wide ranging and thorough learning experience it is today – mostly we just danced – however we were occasionally asked to use brains without bodies. On one … Continue reading

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Case study: Mutual Mentoring – ‘Clock Onto Safety’ for the CBSO.

“Clock Onto Safety” was born out of a collaboration between DBS Law, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Birmingham City Council. changing cultures director, Nikky Smedley, was commissioned as librettist and director to work with Cath Arlidge (CBSO Violinist and … Continue reading

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5 Top Tips To Make Information Interesting

So you’ve got a roomful of people in front of you, whether or not they want to be, and you have some information to pass on that you really want them to take on board – whether it’s an internal … Continue reading

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Cultivating Culture, Cultivating Leadership

On Tuesday 18th March I gave a presentation on a pilot I have been leading on for Birmingham City Council at an event titled Cultivating Culture. Before I get into the event and the presentation I want to say something … Continue reading

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ENGAGE ABC

One of the things that makes being part of changing cultures so exciting – and, we believe, so innovative – is how our beliefs and values drive our business model. We started discussing what our main focus might be for this year’s … Continue reading

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Confidence Trick

I’m not much of a one for televisual competitions, but I do watch ‘Masterchef, The Professionals’ – in no small part for the fabulous facial expressions of Michel Roux – and occasionally, ‘Strictly . . ‘. In these and others … Continue reading

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