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…

change is all around, so do something useful with it

September 8, 2014 1 comment

I often write here about change; it’s a constant that we embrace and resist in almost equal measure and whilst we can’t turn the clocks back we do effectively do that by often re-inventing something. Read more…

customers, processes and bureaucracy

September 1, 2014 2 comments

A couple of things around customer experience have inspired this week’s musings, one of them personal and the other through something on TV. Read more…

holiday humour with a hint of piracy


With the last public holiday before Christmas comes the opportunity to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day a little early, and hopefully this will get you into the swing of things for September 19th. Read more…

a secret ingredient of leadership


Look up the characteristics of leadership  and you will see the usual suspects; charisma, decision making, vision, caring for their followers, character, courage and so on, but there is another key ingredient that rarely gets a mention and that is the subject of this weeks musing.  Read more…

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