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on legislation


I wrote a while back about having a simple set of behaviours instead of complex legislation, or rules, to live and operate by and I have been taken to task a little about this on the basis that we could not go back to a simpler way, but why not? Read more…

Working from home – ten tips


It was a while ago, but I wrote once about working from home. In the current world maybe it would be useful for some to revisit them, so here is the link: 

the lockdown log 2


Last time I talked about some pf my experiences of working in lockdown situations and this time I will describe another couple of incidents that came to mind. Hopefully they might amuse you. Read more…

on why good teams can  emerge around bad leaders


There is a lot written and taught about good leadership being behind the development of good teams and I have contributed my fair share. But is a good leader essential to the creation of a good team? Read more…

the lockdown log 1


How does a consultant work in a lockdown? We Skype! (Other video conferencing apps are available). For me lockdown is not that foreign a way of working though for I have been through it in various forms a few times over the years. Read more…

on knowing your team


Something that I learned, the hard way as usual, early in my management career was to know my people. I don’t mean that you need a dossier on them, but being aware of what makes them tick and something of their history and hopes gives you something to work on. Read more…

a rant on panic buying


One of my current jobs is in the retail food sector where we are seeing, in the first two hours of trading every day, greater transaction numbers that we see in the same time on the heaviest day before Christmas. Read more…