back to the floor over the pond


My passion for going back to the floor has been covered here before, but over the last month I have been able to experience a little of it during my travels across the pond. Read more…

musings on crisis management and the Ebola virus in the USA

October 20, 2014 1 comment

I have been following the Ebola issue rather closely, or should I say it has been following me for here in the USA you can’t escape coverage of it.  Read more…

if your behaviour is right you don’t need rules


In the days when I ran Facilities Management operations one of my concerns was that we should not move into jobsworth territory. This can sometimes be hard to avoid because FM is often placed in the role of enforcing corporate policy, and this is a grey area where right and wrong meet the rules. Read more…

let’s outlaw management speak


Following on from last week and some of the things I mentioned on meetings another aspect jarred with me the other day; management speak. Read more…

meetings; what a waste of time

September 29, 2014 1 comment

Is that how you feel about meetings? It certainly reflected my view for much of my management time and influenced the way that I ran meetings myself. And whilst much of the fault lies with the participants, the real blame for a bad meeting lies with the person chairing. Read more…

how to influence, or even join, the top team


In many of the business specialisms we talk about improving our influence in the boardroom; we want to have that presence amongst the movers and shakers and have a place at the top table, but how do we get there? Read more…

is every work day being different a good thing?

September 15, 2014 1 comment

One thing that is likely to grab my interest on TV, and there isn’t a lot these days, is a fly on the wall style programme. Whilst I accept that these things are carefully edited so as to keep people watching I do enjoy looking behind the scenes. Read more…

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