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……..
Those who know me will be fully aware of my passion to engage those who witness abuse or violence. My continued focus on the bystander comes from a time in my policing career when witness after witness would say to me “I knew something was going to happen”. An outcome in my trainings is to… Continue reading Citizens, your country needs you……
Throughout our lives we have all experienced both good and bad leadership. Our first introduction to this was probably at school. We all remember the teachers who inspired us, who made us feel worthless, who cared about our success or just simply turned up. For me it was Mrs Shearer, my maths teacher. She supported… Continue reading What David Morrison taught me about leadership
I can admit it. Throughout my life I, like the majority of us, have been the target of salespeople. Yes, a minority with ulterior motives but a majority who are doing their job for the right reasons Whether it was that annual subscription to the World Wildlife Fund as a child (Thank you ‘Blue Peter’)… Continue reading INFLUENCE
Two stories this week have resonated with me as well as creating much discussion online. The first involved a male Doctor who was jailed for ‘90 sexual assaults’ on patients during ‘unnecessary medical examinations’. The second involved the ‘former’ Finance Secretary within the Scottish Government. Both stories are very much connected through the abuse of… Continue reading Why do the few do so much damage? Because the many, often do nothing.