Exploring Community

‘Exploring Community’ – a recurring event looking:

to find out what really concerns local people
to ensure that different community groups get together – speed dating style
to erode some of the artificial / assumed boundaries between groups to ensure more cohesive working.

Punjabi Kadi and Pakoras

The Punjab is a hugely fertile part of India. Outside the big cities of North West India, Punjabi families are typically engaged in landowning or farming. This connection to the land influences what people eat, when and how. Punjabi food tends to be seasonal. The style of cooking and depth of flavour varying according toContinue reading “Punjabi Kadi and Pakoras”

Being a happy human

Unhappiness – yours and others – can be caused by many things.   Your own and other people’s behaviour for a start.   Using the examples of racism and sexism, let’s explore how we can be happy humans.   Racism, like sexism, happens because you collude with it. Is that a surprise? It shouldn’t be. Like anyContinue reading “Being a happy human”

Banks v Credit Unions

Quite aside from marketing and communications, I am also a voluntary board member of various socially active organisations.   As part of these activities I’ve seen at first hand how poverty affects people, but also how people react to negative situations and create positive outcomes for themselves.  

Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour

Binna Kandola is Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. His areas of expertise are diversity and inclusion, equal opportunities, assessment and development. He is particularly interested in understanding bias and finding ways to reduce it through effective leadership. In the video and presentation below, Binna Kandola cogently explains how leaders need to examine issuesContinue reading “Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour”

PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …

The vocal is a sample from Blossom Dearie’s ‘It Amazes Me’ recorded in 1958.   Reinterpreted here by Les Balayeurs du Desert it assumes a feminist stance, never more so that when seen with this amazing video.   Think of the compromises women often make so as not to ‘offend’ (mostly) men, and the analogy with puppetryContinue reading “PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …”