Although Identity Theft is quite commonplace now, when it happened to me several years ago, no one really knew much about the crime. In fact, I later discovered that I was the first major victim of the crime in the UK.
I recently had the opportunity to present the ‘Coastal Way’ (AKA the way we do things around here) to the biannual meeting of the four housing federations – Community Housing Cymru, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations and the National Housing Federation.
Bricks and mortar, glass and steel, wood and earth. Houses come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can suit all sorts of people. Whether you’re a Lord of the Rings enthusiast looking for a Bilbo Baggins style eco home, or prefer the view from a 5th floor apartment with all the modern convenience items at hand including a fridge with Wi-Fi.
The benefits of reflecting on performance are easily defined. Who wouldn’t want to sign up to increased self-awareness, an enhanced ability to make decisions, growth and the capacity to generate innovation and the ability to be compassionate. Sounds good right? However, reflection isn’t a silver bullet – it doesn’t always cut through complexity or provide an immediate solution.
Legend has it that anyone who spends a night at Cadair Idris will awake either mad or a poet, and Theresa May could be forgiven for checking her senses were all in working order when she awoke to polls putting the Conservatives more than 20 points ahead after spending some time on the famous Welsh mountain last week.