So if you ever find yourself in a difficult situation, maybe what you need is a confidante whose personal situation is wholly unrelated to you and what you do.
To those of you who read my 'Myth-Busting HELM' article, this looks a step further into how masters and their HODs might deal with a disturbingly thorny issue; the unwelcome question that is both awkward and multifaceted. One, you neither want nor like it and would much prefer a quieter life; two, what value and hideous risks, for example, might arise by invoking the ‘company’ DPA already burdened with innumerable conflicts of interest. And three, you’re flummoxed – damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Welcome to command. Who do you turn to?
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