Author Archives: Sean Kent

About Sean Kent

Accountant and non-executive director based in Norfolk. Interests include coaching, food, wine and technology.

Reflections on 2016

I think many of us would agree that 2016 has been quite an odd year. Mine was no exception so I wanted to take the time to capture what I have learnt. This has been a year for me when I have … Continue reading

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Policing Insights

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity recently to be able to spend a day shadowing a police officer working in Norwich city centre. I wasn’t sure quite what to expect but had been told to wear smart casual … Continue reading

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Shaving Update

After extolling the virtues of double edged (DE) safety razors a while back I though it was time to give an update on how my new skill is developing. I’m still very much committed to using a DE razor and … Continue reading

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Human Capital

The thinking behind this post began a few weeks ago when someone referred to one of their colleagues as an Human Resources (HR) Advisor. Whilst I understood the sentiment behind this job title, that the majority of HR management should … Continue reading

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No Longer a Chore

As you can see my collection of shaving paraphernalia has grown somewhat since my last post about shaving. I think I can safely say that shaving has become a bit of a hobby for me now. Which is pretty odd … Continue reading

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Black Box Thinking

I really enjoy it when I find a book that makes me rethink my views and this book certainly did that. Although it was challenging it also resonated well with some other recent reading and thinking. Matthew Syed starts by … Continue reading

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Acceptance

This week has been simply amazing and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by it still. However I want to start collecting together some of my reflections so that I don’t lose them. I was privileged to attend the Stonewall Leadership … Continue reading

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A Close Shave…

I have beard envy, especially now that beards are back in fashion. However as my hair is very curly and wiry, whenever I have tried to grow a beard it very quickly grows back into my face. Add to that … Continue reading

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Not all Surpluses are bad!

As a finance professional working in social housing, I have watched with some dismay and increasing irritation the media fuelled witch hunt about the increasing surpluses that some housing associations are publishing in their statutory financial statements. As any accountant … Continue reading

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A matter of choice?

So some UKIP councillor has suggested that gay men be shot to encourage other homosexuals to ‘decide’ to be straight. And so the ongoing “nurture or nature” debate about sexuality continues albeit in a rather inflammatory way. While an increasing proportion of … Continue reading

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