Personal effectiveness

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

Who needs a magic wand?

There are some conversations that stick in your mind. There’s a question or an insight in there that has a life far beyond the moment. One of these happened to me many years ago and involved someone who at the time had much more experience than me as a development professional. The topic was time management, but the lesson … Continued

Those Greta Garbo moments

Travelling back from Belfast recently, I found myself stuck in the airport waiting for a delayed plane.  I was already tired and getting increasingly stressed and irritable. Around me, other passengers were running up and down trying to work out which gate they needed, calming down bored children or just making the most of the facilities. … Continued

No-one could ever call me perfect

It’s Monday morning and I’ve started the week as I mean to go on – being human! I sent out a routine email asking people coming to a meeting later this week to confirm their attendance. Only after I had sent it did I realise that I had accidentally inserted one person’s name into the … Continued

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