• a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country.
  • a state of competition or hostility between different people or groups.
  • a sustained campaign against an undesirable situation or activity.
  1. I owe it to myself to make sense of things. The minor inconvenience I’m experiencing in hurt, distraction, empathy overload, and yes, fear is pathetic compared to death and injury, loss and isolation, fleeing and separating families; as the people of Ukraine fight against a dictatorial aggressor hell-bent on destruction. Yet I need to get on top of the mental swirl in my head and the surging emotions in my soul.
  2. I felt an urge to remind people of how precious and delicate freedom is and that it is what matters the most. There’s no Olympic Podium of freedom in certain circumstances. It’s either freedom or some form of fear. Compromised freedom is perhaps behind the rise of the dominant dictator now unsettling the world. Many of the people of his nation live in fear. Except those who have acquired Oligarchic power and are seemingly untouchable in their crafted world. They may seem to be free and the hope is that the economically-crafted power they have is now under a sense of fear and destabilises that power in the name of true — not compromised — freedom for all. We hope there is an uprising in the name of freedom, justice and peace.
  3. Work matters but humans matter most. Freedom to choose — where to live, who to love, where to work and on what — comes starkly into focus. So maybe now is a good time to drop that petty dispute with someone in the other team at work. Or reach out and help that neighbour that you know is lonely. Or stop thinking about a “war for talent” and just be a good company where people will become humans meeting their moments.



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Perry Timms

Perry Timms

CEO PTHR |2x TEDx speaker | Author: Transformational HR + The Energized Workplace | HR Most Influential Thinker 2017–2021 | Soulboy + Northampton Town fan