How everything and nothing changes, when working abroad or having a baby

How I felt on my return from working abroad is the closest parallel I’ve been able to find in terms of how it can feel to return from maternity. The nose dive in self-confidence in particular. I was in the States for almost a year the first time. My return…
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5 December 2016

By Daniel Godsall

feedback, leadership development, unconscious bias

Fruit and veg and feedback

When I was young – a year younger than my daughter is now, I spent a year in America as part of my sandwich degree, working for a supermarket chain, where I learnt something unexpected. Working a rotation of departments, I particularly enjoyed working back of house, in the warehouse…
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6 November 2016

By Daniel Godsall

authenticity, children, leadership, motherhood

Mum Helen Mum – how some beads on a grubby bit of string make me feel thankful

I have a little panic every time I can’t see the little piece of grubby white string with tiny letters threaded onto it which I keep in my dressing table. When my daughter was around six, she presented me with these little coloured cubes, spelling out the words, ‘Mum Helen…
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27 September 2016

By Daniel Godsall

parenthood, parenting, working mothers

The show must go on

Empty spaces – what are we living for Abandoned places – I guess we know the score On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for.. I don’t think Freddie Mercury had working mothers on his mind when he wrote those words but for…
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16 August 2016

By Daniel Godsall

Unconscious bias and organisational balance

As a student, I was drawn to anthropology – the study of human culture – because it engaged me on two levels. The first was my curiosity about trying to understand the world I live in; the second was about listening to the stories of individual people. The beauty of…
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