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What we can learn from Nigel Farage and it’s not about European Immigration

Despite being involved with politics since 1994, and drawing a salary for some years from the EP, Nigel Farage, by his own admission, is not a career politician. Therefore this charismatic self-publicist with patriotic fervour, UKIPs leader who is currently … Continue reading

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World Kindness Moves In A New Direction

On June 13th 1963 the president of Tokyo University Dr Seiji Kaya gave a stirring address. Disappointed by being pushed and shoved on the bus to get there, and other acts of uncouth and self-centred behaviour, he urged his students … Continue reading

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Supporting Family Business: It’s also emotional

On Saturday mornings as a child I would often take the bus from Little Hallingbury into Bishop’s Stortford. My routine was set; Stevens, the shop where I could buy a piece of sheet music, then Woolworth’s, Boots, Boardmans and finally, … Continue reading

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Boosting Britain in the East of England

Recently I have been busy trying to boost British morale (@boostingbritain) for a number of reasons, one of which I covered in my last post. There is no doubt that as a society we don’t think enough about our manufacturing … Continue reading

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How to Remain Optimistic During the Current Global Crisis

Last week I was a guest of Kenny Jones who presents a show on Spanish radio station Talk Europe. With sunny Marbella at the epicenter of the turmoil caused by the euro zone debt crisis the topic was about how … Continue reading

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Women On Fire

Judith Seelig has invited me to speak at her Easter Saturday event in Westminster about how speaking (also a vital diplomatic skill as well as a leadership tool) can improve women’s self-confidence. I’ve found the diffidence to speaking is closely … Continue reading

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Myths about women’s speaking dispelled

Working Together: When Women Speak, Do Men Listen? – Matthew Taylor, James Max, Hamish Forsyth, Jane Gunn FRSA, Judith Perle FRSA, Deborah  Wharton FRSA On 8th March 2011, to coincide with the centenary of Women’s International Day I chaired the … Continue reading

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