Tag: covid-19

Lockdown learning: #13 Economy 2.0?

The penultimate in a short series of 2 minute observations… We are nearing the end of ‘lockdown’ and entering a new ‘normal’ (or what passes for it). This week I was led to wonder if Covid-19 provides us  with a chance to reset our approach to living or at least the economic bit? Bizarrely, this was provoked …

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lockdown learning: #12 An ironic trade-off

A short series of 2 minute observations… For almost all of us at the moment, our biggest health headache is Covid-19. Especially those of us of an older disposition are seeking to avoid meeting the virus. However, we are also of a generation that grew up being told year-in-year-out that smoking was really bad for your …

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Lockdown learning: #9 Freedom is …what exactly?

A short series of 2 minute observations… How are you feeling? We are living with a lot of restrictions on our way of life at the moment. They arrived all of a sudden. Pubs, restaurants and coffee shops have closed. Public transport is largely deserted. Travel abroad or overnight stays are nearly impossible. Sport is highly …

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Lockdown learning: #1 Social unsociability

A short series of 2 minute observations … We are only just over 40 days into ‘lockdown’ and yet already there are new routines established by many people on furlough, home-working, unemployed or retired. Additionally we see new customs from queuing to enter shops, respecting one-out one-in policies, one way systems for walkers etc etc. …

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Change lessons from Covid-19

What can we learn about leading change from our response to Covid-19? The arrival of Spring 2020 will no longer be defined by the absence of winter in our climate which I suspect would have been the main news in a ‘normal’ year. It will be remembered as the year that the Bill Gates pandemic …

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