Dealing with disclosure How would you react? NOTE - This blog addresses the reality of sexual violence and a potential for a friend, colleague or family member to disclose abuse to you. Violence and abuse are something that we all need to be aware of. It is an issue that does impact negatively on the workplace.… Continue reading Don’t be a bystander. Be a friend…….
One day a generation will lead a population. In his song “Waiting on the World to Change” US singer songwriter John Mayer uses this line to communicate a truth. OK, he uses the word rule as opposed to lead. I don’t like the word rule and think lead fits better. All of us have been… Continue reading The Final Word – Leading the conversation
Over recent weeks, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis one word has formed part of daily conversation here in the UK. It has been used by our politicians, our public health experts, our news readers and by the public themselves. Unlike in the United States where the word seems to slip off the tongue… Continue reading Heroes don’t have to wear capes
I’ve written a lot recently on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment story. As I’ve said, the story is clearly bigger than Weinstein. In recent days, we are seeing a flood of stories coming from both the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments. Some MP’s have either stepped down or are under investigation. Much of the discussion has… Continue reading TEN THINGS………
When I was initially seconded to work with the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) I was given the role of “National Campaigns Coordinator”. Seems a bit grand when you look back, but it served a purpose. In 2009 ‘Police Scotland’ was still very much a plan. Scotland was served by eight separate police organisations. Part… Continue reading Forewarned Is Forearmed……..