Category: Series 65 – Ingenuity

October 9, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 66 starts soon…. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 65  spelt  I-G-N-I-T-E-N-U-Y  (INGENUITY) 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 …

October 7, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Yearn After 6 months of leadership to a dead-end, firms yearn to crush senseless directions & manage Covid themselves.  Random curfews & lockdowns just squeeze enterprise.  Handwashing & social distancing are the only 2 proven ways to limit the spread.  Other measures are orders of mass destruction.  So much can go wrong when trying to…

October 5, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

U-turn Government U-turns harm public perception & business reality.  Muddled lockdowns, confusing return to workspaces, random mingling rules, unjustified curfews, dubious extrapolations, PPE shortages, test & trace glitches.  As firms approach the point of no return, Ministers spout policy regardless.  Under orders – taste the fudge Guessed the Word?             …

October 2, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Nemesis Instant nemesis due to Covid-19: Handshakes. Trust in the competence of elites.  Belief in the self-correcting nature of markets.  Faith in our readiness to deal with the unexpected.  We should have been more sceptical.  Like viruses, some practices, beliefs & narratives will simply die out.  Others will mutate or become dormant, & may prevail…

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?           …