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Careers, kids and having it all

A very personal blog this week from Nicola Davies who writes about giving up her much loved career as she tried to juggle work, children and her own expectations. Nicola has since gone on to continue to make her career

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Posted in Business, childcare, equality, family, freelancers, gender, public sector, relationship, setting goals, working practices

Things I’ll miss: Cats and social media

In 4 weeks time Graham Budd sets off on a new adventure, with a one way ticket to South Korea. This week he considers some of the things he’s leaving behind and will miss. As well as the cats, there

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Posted in blogging, communicating, communities, digital technology, family, local government, public relations, setting goals, social media, special events, travel, travel and exploration, websites, working practices

At the end of the pier?

A post about having to face up to the probability that a career in cultural heritage is over (and this was written before hearing the news of further cuts to museums’ budget in Tyneside). At the end of the pier? by Janet

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Posted in budget cuts, cultural heritage, museums, working practices

A good knock

There was a significant anniversary on 27th May 2012. It was the 25th anniversary of Phil Jewitt joining Leeds City Council. He wrote about the jobs he has had there, and what has changed over the years. A good knock by  Phil

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Cannibal ambition

Sarah Lay tackles a topic that many women will have thought about, even if they have not discussed with anyone else: ambition. She shares her thinking process about this and some other difficult words in this Week 9 post that

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Posted in communicating, gender, leadership, management, setting goals