Leadership

Reviewing the year with Harry Potter

An annual Christmas tradition in our family is watching the Harry Potter films in the week leading up to the big day. It is now seven years since we visited the studios where for three hours I totally lost myself in another world. Transported out of my own reality for...

Rejoicing in our history

My little girl was leaving her school that day to start at a new one after the half term break, so when a stranger appeared with her when she came out at the end of the day, I was a little surprised. Who was this woman and why was she accompanying my daughter off the...

Reflexivity and Emotional Intelligence

I should like to introduce you to two people. Both work with the public in healthcare, social work or the police. Both are people facing, hands on professionals and both see some difficult things in the course of their work – sadness, suffering and despair which lead...

Remembering how we coped

If the Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated anything to me it is how horrifically incongruent and hypocritical human beings are. I have not met one person  whose opinions and behaviours match, and I include myself in this. From the conservative voting Thursday...
Respecting the team

Respecting the team

“We had this great registrar once,” two consultants told me. “She was amazing. We would get in at 7.30 in the morning...