Is ambition a dirty word?

Intelligence without ambition Is a bird without wings Salvador Dali Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be. Bob Dylan Ambition can creep as well as soar. Edmund Burke A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to […]

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A journey to greater impact

As some of you may be aware there has been a lot of discussion about impact measurement over the last few years in the nonprofit sector. There is no doubt that if you want to retain or gain any of the reducing amounts of public subsidy being able to demonstrate impact is becoming a core […]

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Into 2014

There we are, the lights are down, the baubles packed away and the office has that slightly odd loss of sparkle that takes a little while to adjust to. We are really looking forward to what 2014 might offer, there are plenty of plans afoot and it is time to put the thinking we did […]

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Shine with us: Adult Learning Week 2014

Stories of remarkable people and organisations, who have used learning to transform their lives and the lives of others, are invited to be part of the country’s largest festival and celebration of learning. Nominations for NIACE’s Adult Learners’ Week Awards are open now for projects, providers, employers and individuals. Adult Learners’ Week is expanding in […]

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Tool Time

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Bernard Baruc A while ago I was fortunate to be involved with Creative and Cultural Skills in building a toolkit for creative and cultural organisations – The Business Survival Toolkit. I am pleased to say the toolkit is still in use and a […]

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