Why am I here?

Don’t worry I’m not having an existential crisis – it’s far too early in the day for that. I recently read a discussion on an HR forum about the problems of retaining staff in a small business where promotion prospects are slim. My initial reaction was ‘well tough, you can’t’. Let’s face it, if an … Continued

That old chestnut

One of the things I love about this time of year is gathering conkers. Yes, I may be middle-aged, but there’s something about them that gives me a sense of joy. So much so that I always have a pile of them somewhere in my office. But is hasn’t always been that way. Just over … Continued

Sweet (and not so sweet) music

I love music. Quite a wide range of music. Listening to and performing music helped me through some pretty miserable teenage years and at one point I toyed with the idea of being a professional. Somewhere along the line however, I realised I just wasn’t good enough and eventually I established a career in developing … Continued

What’s new in leadership

Newsletter: 10th June 2016 Among the various articles I’ve enjoyed this week was one entitled The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles.  It suggests that as company culture changes, some managers are experimenting with unusual leadership styles.  In particular it talks about the pros and cons of three styles: Servant leadership The emotionally transparent … Continued

Things that have caught my eye

Newsletter: 27th May 2016 Every week I read a lot of articles and blogs, as well as watch a number of videos. I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the ones that I’ve particularly enjoyed this week. The first is an article from Harvard Business Review which reminds us of the role … Continued

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