The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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Celebrating One Year – By Surveyorhood

As we celebrate our first year of posts, we must start with a huge thank you to our many contributors for bringing such a variety of topics and conversation starters. The posts have been very informative and included technical content to broaden our knowledge to personal accounts to allow us to see the world from …

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Collaborate this – By Sara Cameron

There is a common thread running through all of the professional development I have been undertaking recently, as well as the formal learning I have been undertaking this past year, with the Chartered Management Institute as I look to gain Chartered Manager status on my way to seeking election as FRICS. The common thread is …

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What it’s like to be an “old woman” in construction – By Kathryn Ladley

I recently re-read the “What it’s like to be a woman in construction” blog on the Just Practicing web site. I remember reading it the first time and identifying with the comments/experiences of Su Butcher, and then some!! I also reread the article by Sharon Slinger on this site entitled “When does “very experienced” become …

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The industry needs a “Bake-off” moment – By Bola Abisogun OBE

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of lifeProverbs 4:23, 24 Growing up as a black professional in the UK has had a profound effect on my perception of what it takes and means to be ‘good at what you do’. The constant denial of ‘career opportunity’ in the …

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