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Leadership and Engagement Pack (February 2020)

Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement Pack (February 2020) Each month I look forward to receiving two blog posts from ‘thought leaders’ I admire and respect. I always learn something new and they make me think and develop me as a leader. I would like to share these posts and they are the first two… Read More ›

Leadership and Engagement Pack (January)

Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement Pack (January 2020). “We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but… Read More ›

Photograph of Meike Beckford

Highlights from an MBA

By Meike Beckford, Lead Director for Dosh For my second post for this series of MBA highlights, I have been looking through the ‘archives’ of some of my earlier topics and stumbled upon operations management. I admit, it sounds dull! However; as soon as you start looking into it, you realise how fundamental it is… Read More ›

Leadership and Engagement Pack (November)

Welcome to this month’s Leadership and Engagement Pack (November 2019). Some years ago I wrote a blog post (appears as the last article in this edition) I commented on one of those three bosses: “You feel excited by what is coming next. You never quite know what to expect when you receive an email, or… Read More ›

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Highlights from an MBA: Innovation

This is the first in what will hopefully be a short series where I share some ideas from my Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with the aim of introducing you to some new ideas, questions and perspectives to help you develop yourself and your organisation and to challenge me to summarise what I have actually… Read More ›

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Giving Voices to Values

We have been thinking about our values in my organisation Dosh recently, and particularly how we act on them – doing and not just saying, particularly when it’s not easy

What I have learnt from my first year in ‘management’

It is one of those steps on the career ladder that seems to hold a lot of significance. You’re moving up, you probably get a pay rise and you become more ‘senior’ (whatever that means).

Supporting people to make decisions – What I learnt from buying a car

We often support people and their circles of support to make financial decisions, whether it’s getting a car, going on holiday or planning weekly spending. At Dosh, we see lots of great work from support workers involving people in making their own decisions, but from our comfortable position of understanding these decisions we can often forget just how stressful this can be for people.

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