“I’m rubbish at networking.” “Networking fills me with dread.” “I’d rather eat my own arm than go to a networking event on my own.” “When it gets to the part of the agenda that says ‘networking’ I just go and sit on the loo and read Twitter.” I have literally said all of these things. I’d also love to say that I’ve never gone to the loo when the ‘networking’ session started, even when I didn’t need a wee… But...
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Hello world! First things first, have you got your cuppa ready? This is the first instalment of Self Curious, a brand spanking new weekly NPW blog. It’s designed to be a snappy personal development download that doesn’t take longer to enjoy than a morning brew. Get the latest on how to get more done, forge fantastic relationships, and generally unleash more of your most awesome self at work and play. If you always wait for the perfect moment to start,...
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I was blown away by the amazing innovation, opportunities and excellence in the North showcased at the outstanding three-day Northern Powerhouse Business Summit event, as part of the wider Great Exhibition of the North, which is taking place in Newcastle right now. I didn’t get to attend every session but what I did see left me inspired and motivated. Day one was themed Great Innovators which was extra fitting given the whole event was being held at Boiler Shop, former...
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NPW POWER LIST How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? It’s a movement that’s growing in force and in numbers, creating a voice and a visibility that simply wasn’t there before. It’s created a real buzz around what a group of women and men can do, hopefully more men in the future, to create visible role models and be a voice for what women can achieve in the workplace. I’d like to see the transformation of...
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NPW FUTURE LIST How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? This is the first time I’ve attended an NPW event and I’m really inspired. I’m definitely coming back again – I’ve found some of the women have been following my expedition to the North Pole! I’m going to use some of the ideas from today. How do you accelerate gender diversity in your everyday practice? We have a good balance in my workplace of men and...
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