I know and I’m sorry. Here I am blogging about jigsaws again. You see they are so interesting as a parallel for certain aspects of human life. They are about finding patterns, sticking with it, rising to the challenge and, in the end triumphing over adversity. Well, having a bit of fun along the way, … Continue reading Jigsaws again
One of the things I really love at work is when I get out the Post-it notes, flip charts and Sharpies. I carry them around in a small toolbox ready for any opportunity to hold a workshop. They come into their own when we need to map a process and that's when you’ll see me … Continue reading A simple process
In all the furore over the colour of the United Kingdom passport, one question has kept coming into my mind. Why do I need a passport? For as long as I can remember, I have always had one. Every ten years or so I had to apply for a new one, a rigmarole that involved … Continue reading Why do I need a passport?
Yes, that’s me, the old guy with the jacket and tie on. You see, with the very odd exception, I always wear a tie for work. I feel naked without one and somehow that I’m not really working but skiving off. I also like to differentiate my work clothes from what I wear at home. … Continue reading Now who’s the cool one?
Someone I know, I will not name them to save their embarrassment, is considering a career change and has sought out some work experience to see if their preferred choice would suit them. I am full of admiration for what they are doing. Accepting that where you are in your career is not where you … Continue reading Work experience
Where is this year going? Way back on Jan 7 Jeremy Corbyn (remember him?) asked in the House of Commons ‘where is the Prime Minister?’ In reply, Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary since 2019, replied ‘The Prime Minister is busy running the country’. If only that were true. It is another of those myths which … Continue reading Running the country
I first wrote about #130story back in January 2018 by which time the idea was already over three years old. I am writing about it again as a number of people have asked me about it, presumably on the back of my attempts. I felt it would be good to help cast the net wider. … Continue reading Asking about #130story