Telling the truth

One of the things I think some people do not like about me, while others may appreciate, is that I say what I see in a factual way and I tell the truth how I perceive it even it is uncomfortable. I am very good at seeing both the bigger picture and the small detail.

I am not seeing I am never creative with the truth or I am rude as I know when to save people’s feelings. But I am never two faced and if I reach a point when I am on a committee when I know my understanding of the truth means I can no longer sit there and be polite, I will resign.

I have often walked out of meetings because I could not stand the lies being said or the truth not being said. It has been a cornerstone of being an independent consultant and I advise all my customers they are going to get straight faced  facts rather than what they may want to here.

My style of telling the truth does have its downsides in terms of keeping customers in the long term as they only need to hear it once but it is a cost I have always been willing to pay. 

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A vision for 2013

Last year was about re-established my presence on the political map of disability after recovering from some difficult years, which I believe I did very well. This year is about using my new political mite to being more proactive in making some positive changes within government and other organisations in my own unique direct way as an truly independent consultant and activist. 

And it is also about hopefully making some money because if I do not help myself, no one else well and it is important to have the ability to be selfish in order to be able to help others. And I am extremely positive for 2013 and the possibility which lie ahead for me and for others despite the pressures on the economy and this government’s approach to some issues.

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C is for… Change

C is for Change, and Change is a ongoing journey is the never ending goal for things to be better. In this past and still for many people now, change is regarded as an one-off move to a better place that will mean they will not need to change again. This meant they did not keep monies aside to enable them to grow further.

I would argue success for individuals and organisation comes from an ability to embrace change and keeping an eye of cutting edge technology, ideas and trends. In the big sea of opportunities, it is often better to be nibble like a windsurfing rather than solid as an oil tankers, especially when the general pace of change had increased.

My role as a consultant is often to guide people through change, especially in disability and social care issues. It is not so much about being the navigator but rather the radar, providing a map of where everyone else is so organisations can plan their route.

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The alphabet is a very useful tool and to make people remember by brands, I must sure each one begins with a different letter, making my own alphabet as shown below. Each logo links to more information on the brand. So here its goes;

A is for 

B is for

C is for 

D is for 

E is for 

G is for 

I is for 

L is for 

O is for

P is for  

R is for 

S is for 

T is for 

U is for 

V is for 

W is for