Author Archives: Reflections on Leading

Living well with solitude – Brothers and Sisters in arms

Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) wrote Brothers in Arms. The idiom “brother/sister/comrade in arms” refers to those who are absolutely bonded together in a shared cause. Written during the 1982 Falklands conflict, Knopfler wrote about a soldier who is dying on the battlefield, … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – the emotional challenge for all of us

We are all living with and through a huge, unbelievable and frankly enormously scary transformational change. How we work our way through change is well-documented via various change curve models. One thing for sure, is that it is essential that … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude -6

Today has been uneasy for me – restless, hard to concentrate on anything. I have spent my time doing bits of this and bits of that ………. I guess everyone understands that kind of day! So, I am going to … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – 5

Lots of positive steps now, I believe, with choirs starting online, exercise classes and the sun is shining too, which always helps. (My blood results were also very reassuring too!) Lead on! Ymlaen! Great photo of Penarth pier from a … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – 4

Morning! It is crazy isn’t it? I can’t believe how anxious I just got this morning about going out to have an essential set of blood tests done. However, job done, thankfully for 2 weeks. Today we have suggestions from … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – 3

These times are increasingly surreal, aren’t they? Very frightening indeed. Finding ways to focus on thinking on how we move forward as well as live well day to day are increasingly essential. Today’s suggestions are: Music is really uplifting: Last … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – 2

As promised, more tips! Today is my daughter’s birthday and it is hard to believe that just last summer we were in Barcelona, relaxing over a leisurely meal and glass (or two) of wine. Her Skype party for tonight is … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude

Clearly in these unbelievable times, we all will all take the most unusual and extraordinary measures to protect our health and that of our family, friends and neighbours. However, let’s deliberately look through and beyond our current anxiety and concern … Continue reading

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Why should I be nominated for a 2018 Leading Wales Award? #embarrassing!

The 2018 Leading Wales Awards are live now for nominations. Nomination documents can be downloaded from https://leadingwalesawards.wales/nominate-2018/ and nominations close midnight on June 1st. We have 8 categories, seven of which are to identify, recognise and celebrate individuals whose leadership is … Continue reading

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Keith Towler reflects on Leadership and the Leading Wales Awards

Keith Towler, Chair of the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS) was winner of the Leadership in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector in 2017. This is a guest blog in which Keith shares his thoughts on … Continue reading

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