Choose Life, Not NEET: No One Gets Left Behind with Clean

Young people who spend long periods not in education, employment and training (NEET), can easily drop through the cracks of society and once off track can find it very hard to rejoin as productive, happy citizens.   Each NEET young person costs society, on average, £56,000 over the course of their lifetime, with a total… Continue reading

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“What would you like to know before we begin?”

Recently, I gave a property development company in Kuala Lumpur an experience of Clean Language and how they could model working at their best. It was just a one-hour lunch presentation for their Toastmasters Club so I needed to ensure brevity and impact.   One of the best ways to do that is, for me,… Continue reading

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NEETs Project Goes From Strength to Strength

  For the last two-and-a-half years, we have been running a Clean Language & Systemic Modelling project for teenagers who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). This takes place in one of the most deprived areas of Merseyside – and the project is going from strength to strength. The young people are interviewed,… Continue reading

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When is Public Sector Training a Waste of Time?

So, this morning I’ve been asked to design a half-day programme for creating a culture of inclusion in a public sector organisation. The specific issue is addressing a problem of “Snowy White Peaks”; the majority of senior managers being older white males. My issue is not whether I can design such a training – clearly… Continue reading

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Engaging vulnerable adults to become more resilient – through Clean Interviewing

You’ve probably read the stories about vulnerable adults falling victim to scammers. Some people are losing their life savings, their sense of wellbeing and their peace of mind. The scammers target them through the Internet, door-to-door and through mail scams. A story about scams, the elderly and mental health, appeared in the Guardian just this… Continue reading

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