Redundancy. What next? – By Natasha Stone

However it may feel, you're not the worst person in the room, you're not the weak link. I promise you this. Redundancy is always a difficult topic, there's often a tranche of posts extolling the virtues of 'Best thing that happened to me, gave me a kick to get on with what I wanted to …

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The Surveyorhood Book Report – by Surveyorhood

The next book in our series of Surveyorhood book reports is Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. Part 1 of this book is titled “Our need to feel safe” and with the current uncertainty surrounding us, so much of the language on the contents page speaks volumes “belonging”, “the courage to do the right thing”, …

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Do we need IWD? – By Natasha Stone

So what is IWD? This year, the theme is #EachForEqual. With the website describing the aim of the day is:- An equal world is an enabled world.Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate …

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Privilege – By Natasha Stone

It’s a word that’s heavily loaded in many ways. The idea of privilege is that it’s something you’ve never had to work for, but you get treated better by others because of it. It’s often connected with social status, ‘the upper echelons’ of power, money, wealth, and more often than not, those with privilege are …

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How I’ve come very close to throwing in the towel – By Danielle Lester PhD FRICS

I’ve come very close (many times) to throwing in the towel… Any one that knows me will know that I have had a fairly ‘love/hate’ relationship with my career in the built environment, but recently my issues in my career have led to serious consideration of an exit strategy. Like many of us, I started …

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