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Hosting

Hosting

St Thomas is a gloomy looking Victorian church in the depths of Southeast London. You’d be unlikely to walk past it unless you were heading directly there. Close by are estates of social housing, terraces of Victorian houses and if you know the area, a […]

Telling your story

Telling your story

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story” Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind When was the last time you heard a […]

“The leader’s role is to set the stage not perform on it”

“The leader’s role is to set the stage not perform on it”

When I was about fourteen, I realise with hindsight, that my Dad (pictured with me – he’s 90 and still going strong!) changed the way he parented me.  In fact, there was something of a transformation.  From telling me what to do, nagging me about my […]

How do you get support when you are a new leader?

How do you get support when you are a new leader?

Nannette Sakyi from Barnet Homes spoke with Sarah Smith from Indigo and Janette Hirst from Northampton Borough Council at the Housing Diversity Network Conference in July. We have been working to support a new mentoring initiative from Housing Diversity Network (HDN) and Chartered Institute of […]

5,127 attempts

5,127 attempts

My 17 year old daughter sat her driving test last week.  She failed.  “I’m not the kind of person who fails”, she growled, staring at the results sheet when she came home. Now, my daughter (she would definitely want me to make this clear to […]

Creative Paralysis

Creative Paralysis

Sometimes on courses I ask people to draw a picture, choose a metaphor, talk about an object.  My intention is to get them thinking in a different way, encourage discussion, get a new take on an old subject.  Over the years, I’ve met many people […]

I am what I am

I am what I am

Diva, Gloria Gaynor, belts out “I am what I am” (click the link for a blast of Gloria) – don’t you just love this hymn to self-love, belief and confidence? So much feedback at work revolves around fixing your faults, making yourself better, squeezing yourself […]

Competition and collaboration

Competition and collaboration

Remember Super Saturday when Mo Farrah won gold?  I was screaming at the TV willing him to win.  What a great example of competition .  There was a man who against the odds – refugee from East Africa who lived with his siblings whilst his […]

Dignity at Work

Dignity at Work

  Everyone is getting ready for the Olympics and London is getting a spring clean.  We will be taking a break to watch some of the events in August and meanwhile, we’re excited at Indigo about work that is coming to fruition and work that is being planned […]