Uncertain Times

“What am I supposed to tell them?” is something I’m being asked a fair bit by managers at the moment. People want to know what’s going on. Us humans need more certainty in troubled times. And there’s the rub: because something of which we can be pretty certain is that times are going to pretty… Read more

Soup Recipe: Mediterranean Vegetable

It’s soup time again. Here’s a hearty one I often make whilst courgettes are still around. Mind you, with my neighbour’s fig tree still fruiting, this may soon apply all year… This makes enough for three to four meal-sized servings. You will need: 1 large onion, peeled, halved and then very thinly sliced 2 large… Read more

Managing Generation Y – Is There A Backlash On The Way?

For some years now, there’s been a lot written and said about Generation Y in the workplace and how to best attract, develop and retain them. All the while, there have been some off-stage whispers of resentment that this generation seems to have everything handed to them as the ‘war for talent’ rages on. These… Read more

Productivity drain – email pet hates

Before I get into full rant mode, please can I clarify something: this is a case of ‘physician heal thyself’, as much of what I’ve identified as email pet hates are things I’ve been guilty of and am still working on. But when I hear people saying they’re getting over 300 emails a day, I… Read more