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three things you need to succeed


There are three aspects to performance that everything else hangs on. Without them you can function, but if you want to achieve anything specific you need all three. 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…

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…

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit”


These words are attributed to Harry S Truman, the 33rd President of the United States of America and there is an obvious logic to them. Read more…

Hillary, Rodney and Neville; an eternal triangle? more holiday humour from the #MondayMusings column


RADIO SCRIPT

(Dialogue: All with clipped tones, very stiff upper lip British middle class. An overacted Brief Encounter style)

(Background: Faint sounds of an office with occasional telephones ringing and bursts of typewriter noise)

(A door opens) Read more…

spoof posts and humour on public holiday Mondays


When I started writing the Monday Musing as a spoof or humorous post on public holiday Mondays I was myself following in others footsteps, for such writing is a long tradition and I often write such posts in the style of others; Read more…

leadership is also about creating the right space


Since I got back from my recent intercontinental travels I have been writing a lot about how things used to be for certain aspects of the places I have been to are in sharp contrast to the way things are here in the UK in 2014. Read more…

holiday humour for Easter in the dime novel style


The silence stretched between them and her patience was near to snapping; why could he not just say something? It had been almost three hours now since she had unleashed a torrent of venom in his direction and it had taken most of that time before she began to accept that she had been wrong to react in the way that she had. Hell, he was just a man and she had known enough of them to know what to expect when you criticised them; sulking and silence. Read more…

if you are reading this…


If you are reading this post it means that I am, as expected, unable to access WordPress, amongst other social media, from where I am in the world, so my absence from here, Facebook and Twitter is explained. All being well I will be back in the land of free access to such things next week, but for now all you will see is what I have scheduled before my departure. Read more…

travelling in hope – scheduled posts coming up for the next two weeks


I’m off on my travels again later today heading off to work for a week and a bit on what is, at least for me, another new continent. I’ve written recently about how British expertise is in demand around and this will be my third new continent in 5 months so you can see what I mean. Read more…