Author Archives: alisonlove50

I should be so lucky

Last night I took part in the CEO Sleep out in Cardiff and had what I think was officially the worst nights sleep ever! It was however for a very good cause and it has really brought home to me how incredibly … Continue reading

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Appearance matters; a story of the wrong trousers.

I had two evening events in my diary last week, a CIPD event and a Cardiff Business Club dinner. In my head the CIPD event was on Wednesday and the dinner on Thursday. It turned out that I was wrong, … Continue reading

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Last Christmas

Life can change in a moment. This was dramatically demonstrated to our family this Christmas.

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7 Leadership lessons from Malky Mackay v Vincent Tan

I am not a football fan but I have been following the events at Cardiff City culminating in the sacking of Malky Mackay with increasing fascination. To me it is interesting as an example (played out in the full glare of the media) of a … Continue reading

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Court v Mediation; my verdict.

I recently had the experience of attending court to give evidence and being subjected to cross-examination. This was probably one of the most daunting experiences of my professional life. Whilst I have plenty of experience of litigation from a solicitors perspective … Continue reading

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It’s all about perspective.

A little while ago I took a photography course. As a result I now irritate my family by taking my camera everywhere I go (particularly on walks)  and (as they say) spend huge amounts of time taking multiple photographs of the same thing. The dog … Continue reading

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A plea for early dispute resolution; will settlement agreements help?

I have been involved in a few cases recently (and more than I care to remember in the past) where long-standing, previously well-respected and high performing individuals have been exited following serious allegations raised against them. The allegations have come without warning … Continue reading

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Why bother with Workplace Mediation; too soft and fluffy?

In the current economic climate there are more important things to worry about; right? Wrong; the cost of unresolved workplace conflict is staggering and effective mediation or conflict management can improve the bottom line. The Rise of Workplace Conflict There is … Continue reading

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Choices for work and life; how employers are facing the challenges

In association with Insight and Quantum I facilitated two breakfast round table events  with employers to discuss the challenges faced by the changing demographics of the workforce, how these are impacting and what action employers are taking. We have captured their thoughts and … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Clueless

This is one of the eight habits in Sahar Hashemi’s book, Switched On (1). I had the privilege to hear Sahar speak recently at a LMW event. Sahar told her personal story of how she and her brother created and built Cafe Republic and identified … Continue reading

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