In October I forged a relationship with another organisation – Common Purpose. This is a leadership development specialist, operating across the UK and around the globe.
I ran Masterclass sessions on change and project management particularly the people factors around incentives and trust in their American Express Leadership Academy.
On 24 April 2017 the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group launched a new, NICE Accredited, Clinical Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis (aka fragile bones).
I am the Public/Patient author on this, and on the associated academic paper in this Journal:
Being a Portfolio person is tougher than being in a regular job, in terms of juggling commitments and managing priorities. I knew that when I started, right? As a professional manager with huge experience, I’m not going to be caught out, am I? Hmm – learning is a lifelong experience my friends, and I’m always quick to put my hand up when I think/know I could do better.
So finally I have swum upriver through the demands of University employment, pro bono health sector work, book promotion, film extra work, family support, and even holidays … to move/update my old website content onto this new site.
The trigger for increasing the priority on this background task so that it gets some attention is that I am closing my Limited Company after 23 years (needed for full-time contract work as an interim manager) because outside the University it is now better for me to be self-employed. The old website is paid for through the company, naturally. The fact and hassle of changing over the payment details is just enough to push/embarrass me into getting on with the transition. Hoorah.
You know the principle – serene and unchanging appearance, yet working hard under the surface. Well, that’s this website and me.
Book Launch & publicity events: www.trenchantbooks.com/blog
University start of year: http://www.gre.ac.uk/business
Pro-bono health committee & event work: www.nos.org.uk, www.shef.ac.uk/nogg, http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk, http://www.cqc.org.uk
One day this website will catch up with all that. For now I have to rush to prepare for the next event.
This is my third site within my 123-reg Business Hosting package using WordPress, in as many weeks. You would think I have the hang of it by now … yet there is so much to learn. It will be a bumpy ride for a few days.