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Networking or Connecting?

I don’t often blow my own trumpet (after all, who wants to read endless blogs about the amazing workshops and masterclasses I run? Better to come to one, and see for yourself.) But at a session I ran last week for Focus (www.focus-info.org), an organisation that works...

Who gets the top jobs?

I’ve just read an academic paper entitled ‘Who gets the top jobs? The role of family background and networks in recent graduates’ access to high status professions’ – written by academics from the Universities of London and Cambridge, under the auspices of the...

Musical Chairs

Another one of those chance conversations that lead somewhere unexpected… I’ve been a volunteer reader on our local Talking Newspaper for a couple of years. Never got involved in the committee, governance or management side of things, just did the read,...

It pays to ask

One of the things we bang on about in both networking and negotiation workshops is the need to get real information to help avoid bad decision making based on faulty data. And I’ve just had a reminder of that lesson. I’m at St Pancras station, ticking off...