Category Archives: CSR2010

In which I get revisionist (it’s the cowboy in me) …

I am very fond of the western movie. So much so that, as Mrs RPS will tell you, I’ll watch any old rubbish involving a bloke on a pony waving a gun in the air. Of course I like to … Continue reading

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In which I revisit my Christmas wishes …

I suppose its my thorough indoctrination in public sector performance management that makes me want to measure progress against objectives. It seems a little like overkill to do this with Christmas wishes but I like to think I am a … Continue reading

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In which I wonder where the frontline is …

Every now and then I try to run a self-diagnostic on how I’m feeling. Reading back over my posts is a helpful short cut into tracing my various moods. Yesterday’s post in which I took a swipe at a piece … Continue reading

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In which there are four weeks left to go (and one of those is half term!) …

So I’m down to my last month of corporate life in its current incarnation. And in reflective mood. There is a saying that it’s the things you don’t do – rather than the things you do – that you regret … Continue reading

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In which the numbers tell their own story …

As the counter on public (and private sector) job losses keeps spinning – about as fast as the price per litre sign at the village garage – I’ve been struck by language used to describe what’s going on. While the … Continue reading

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In which I get sorting …

I finally got around to several things I have been putting off getting to grips with. There’s a point in the break-up of most relationships when you have to move beyond the emotional turbulence to deal with the practicalities. So … Continue reading

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In which I take comfort in small things …

Well I wasn’t sick. Nor did I pour my confidently requested hot drink into my or anyone else’s lap. I didn’t giggle in an uncontrolled manner or hide behind the houseplant in reception. Nor was it necessary to drag me … Continue reading

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In which I get back into the swing of things …

All around me everyone at RPS towers is getting ready for work or school. Hustle and bustle. I didn’t know we had so many hair driers. It’s like being under a flight path at an airport. Still, all the activity … Continue reading

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In which I contemplate the year ahead …

For as long as I can remember in my professional life each January 1st found me without any great curiousity about the year to come. If you think the world will keep turning and keep its same old shape. If … Continue reading

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In which I recall the AC days of 2010 …

2010 PC – pre-coalition – may be a little blurred in my memory but the events After Coalition are seared into my consciousness with a vivid clarity which will be hard to lose. Seasoned folks in my organisation – and … Continue reading

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