I hear a lot about stretch and challenge in the workplace – I even contribute to some conversations where people are trying to progress, to move from A to B on a journey of self-awareness or leadership development. But it struck me the other day that it’s sometimes ok to stay where you are –… Read More Especially 12 years . . .
I am not a nervous driver. Passenger, yes, especially in the front seat . . . with my son (son, take note) . . . but not driver. Regardless of my beloved’s regular back-seat encouragement (some might call it nagging) that “it’s a 30 mile zone here you know, and you’re only doing 25” –… Read More Early morning stretch . . .
Last year, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the excellent, Networking Nation (still available), presented by Julia Hobsbawm OBE. In 5, 15-minute episodes, Ms Hobsbawm encouraged us to think about what networking means. I’m intrigued by brilliant networking. I think we should all do more of it (see Around my kitchen table (04 October 2015) and yesterday’s Note… Read More Collide with the unexpected . . .
No. 7 in my Note to self series. Print if off, cut it out, keep it close.
If only I’d been any good at maths, I might have been a scientist. But I wasn’t, and I’m not. So when the world of popular science opened up a few years ago, I devoured what was being written by a range of very patient authors who gave more than a nod to people like… Read More Back to basics . . .
No. 6 in my Note to self series. Print if off, cut it out, keep it close.
This is real victim territory. Not victim of course in the sense of someone doing something to you that you don’t deserve or which is so unspeakably cruel it effects a serious, significant impact on your wellbeing. But the victim mentality that encourages you to believe it’s always someone else’s fault, or that the change… Read More We each have a choice . . .
My guilty pleasure? Well, now I think of it, I’ve got more than a few. There’s my addiction to spending most of my disposable income on my Kindle … buying The Telegraph on a Saturday because I’m convinced the cryptic crossword is a little easier on that day (yes, once, I did finish it) …… Read More Working it out . . .
I like words. I learnt some new ones the other day: data rot and link decay. Ouch. I’m guessing they made it into the dictionary fairly recently, or at least into a more technical dictionary than the one I’m used to. And if you were wondering, they roughly translate as this:… Read More Looking after you . . .