Month: September 2020

Ego

September 30, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ego The best leaders socially distance from their egos.  And they don’t get excited about themselves.  The great leveller, Covid-19 doesn’t spare the important, the popular, the famous nor the rich.  Hero to zero? Guessed the Word?                    Series 65 (4/9)             …

September 28, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

8/9) Tatters Left in tatters due to inept government handling of Covid-19: the hopes & dreams of many businesses.  The ambitions & careers of countless workers.  Left to themselves, people will manage the virus better without official instructions, as they can adjust precautions to suit their circumstances.  Hyperactive, hype-full ministers can’t keep the main thing…

September 25, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Incoherent What if official guidance is incoherent or out of its depth?  Don’t rely on it!  Use experience & expertise to work out how to operate safely.  Arrange tests & travel support to enable workers to return to workspaces.  Rearrange seating, shift patterns & work procedures to minimise Covid spread.  Swim against the tide of…

September 23, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Nonsense Spin doctors, trolls & conspiracy theorists spout nonsense.  We can dismiss disinformation as hype & attention-seeking.  But ignoring statistics, compiled with care & expertise, leaves us in the dark with no proper basis on which to make decisions – for business, health or government.  Take nobody’s word for it.  See through the hype Guessed the…

September 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Grip How to get a grip & end the chaos?  1st: see things as they actually are, not how we’d like them to be.  70% of projects fail.  Top 6 causes: Altering priorities; poor requirements-gathering; changing project aims; undefined opportunities/risks; bad communication; & inadequate vision/goal for the project.  Common factor in all 6 causes?  People. …

September 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Inept A crisis reveals the truly capable & the utterly inept, in government & business.  Actions speak louder than words.  Announcing future moonshot, game-changing & world-beating products/ services while failing to deliver the ordinary today impresses no one.  Just invites ridicule & distrust.  Talk to the hand Guessed the Word?           …

September 16, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 65 starts soon…. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 64  spelt  L-O-R-D-A-L  (DOLLAR) Series 63  spelt  V-I-A-G-A-T-E-N  (NAVIGATE) Series 62  spelt  A-I-M-X-O  (AXIOM) Series 61  spelt  D-I-N-E-X-J  (JINXED) Series 60  spelt …

Lag

September 14, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Lag How to reset a business or a career successfully?  1st lesson: Don’t rush; allow for lag.  Configure for a safe pause.  Prepare for a period of limbo.  Toughen up for the restart acceleration.  Do the reset in distinct stages, to help identify what’s OK, and what needs fixing.  Rethinking place & purpose.  Go follow…

September 11, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Away UK office workers are still away.  Early Aug 2020 – 84% of French office workers were back at their desks, compared to only 37% of Britons, and 75% of Germans, Spanish & Italians.  1/4 of Britons are only turning up at the office part-time.  We’re all in this together?  Er, no Guessed the Word? …

Do

September 9, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Do To Do.  3 months to 2021.  Tell your story.  Plan the future.  Use Covid to create something entirely new?  1812 Growing trade in London inspired John Letts to combine a journal with a calendar & invent the diary.  Size & format expanded from desk to pocket & specialist diaries, & the product became a…