Tag Archives: doing the right thing

Park life, where people help people

Every weekend I go to my local park. I walk through the woods, round the lakes and have a coffee at the cafe. Roundhay Park is a place I’ve visited for nearly 50 years. Nearly! It has great landscapes and … Continue reading

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Getting IT together and connecting people

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s one of my Dad’s sayings that sort of make sense if you don’t take them too literally….or if you tweak them slightly. I’ll come back to this. The other week I … Continue reading

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Sociable city anyone?

This time last year I’d just been asked to lead on developing and implementing social media strategy at Leeds City Council. I’d run some social media cafes. Of the relatively few people that came, the majority were a bit despondent … Continue reading

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On mythbusting and moving on

I’ve seen and heard it said a few times recently that some organisations need to move on from self-proclaiming about ‘using’ social media to just cracking on and realising the benefits that really engaging networks can bring, for them and … Continue reading

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Making it real

Sometimes things happen and it just feels right. The above moment was a big issue, for me and my organisation. An idea that could easily have been left in a pub somewhere became real. Leeds City Council gathered 90 of its … Continue reading

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From Yemen to Yorkshire

I recently watched the film Salmon fishing in the Yemen. I don’t know what the pull to this film was as I’d not heard others rave about it; it didn’t catch my eye when it was a trailer at the cinema … Continue reading

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Talking Heads

Talking heads is the new section on the main menu of this blog where stories will be told of how people have or are changing how they work so that it is more social. They may be using new tools or changing … Continue reading

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