The Starfish Principle: Re-posted

The Starfish Principle is something that I have been employing for some years now.  I cannot remember the first time I heard the story nor where I heard it.  I am not sure of the originator or how close my version is to the original, and so, as I relay it, I ask for the…

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The Elephant in the Room

It is very concerning when organisational culture results in the worsening of the health and wellbeing of those who serve it. Working with the serving and veterans’ communities, I have had the pleasure of meeting some great people who are addressing Mental Health issues long after they first manifested, and the recurring theme is that…

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A World of Better People

Ok! So, today has been a wild one… I listen to Radio 2 in a morning (Don’t judge me!!) and this morning Chris Evans was looking for nominations for tomorrow’s Goodwood Revival day, going to the show and then travelling in the vintage bus with him and others (some have paid £11k+)… the two people…

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Look Back, Occasionally!

As with many of my Blogs, it is borne out of a series of recent conversations that seem to present a theme.  Of late, a few people have commented to me about either personal experience or that of a friend or colleague where, with the constant forward view, they have not realised the steps that…

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The Savage

It is amazing, when you are looking for inspiration across the net for your next blog, and then, as you seek some respite in catching up on your social media, and there, stumble over an absolute diamond. This is something I have been looking for for some time, as it applies to our ex-military, and…

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Good Manager, Bad Manager

Following on from my Blog on the Culture Shock of Transition, there are many aspects that can contribute to that shock and I could blog on these for the next few weeks.  Over the past few days, I have had a number of conversations with friends and colleagues that are all struggling in their working…

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Dealing with the “Culture Shock”

In the past, I have written Blogs about the starkness of the transition from the Military to civilian life, and also about the amusing stories of the transition into the work place.  However, I have had some conversations recently – people seeking my advice – around dealing with the approaches of some ex-military in their…

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Lost in Translation; Your CV

I approach this Blog with some trepidation, as I know there will be a considerable number of opinions out there, and so I am going to attempt to position this as carefully as possible. When we join the Military, we enter into a pretty insular environment that has a vernacular, and language all of its…

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Solent NHS Signs the Forces4Change Charter

Case Study:  Solent NHS Trust Implements the Forces4Change Charter as part of broader support to the Military Veterans Community   Flagship signatory of the Forces4Change Charter, Solent NHS Trust is implementing the Charter to deliver personalised positive outcomes to the internal and local veterans communities.  At the Launch, hosted by Solent NHS Trust on 20…

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Taking Charge of Change

Introducing another of our guest Bloggers; Nicholas Harrison a career strategist, published author and expert in helping Armed Forces personnel going through resettlement explains how the philosophy, Transperformance™, can help people who are experiencing a period of change in their lives.  We are regularly affected by transitions some being fundamentally ‘life-changing’.  When such episodes occur,…

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At what point should you start the Resettlement Process?

  • More than 2 years before you depart? (40%, 6 Votes)
  • 2 years before departure? (33%, 5 Votes)
  • Around 6 months before last day? (13%, 2 Votes)
  • 12 Months prior to departure? (13%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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