When the video of George Floyd’s death went viral, sparking protests, marches and the BLM movement across the West, my dear friend, Jamie Lee, recommended a book by Anthony Ray Hinton, called The Sun Does Shine. It tells the story of a young man in Alabama who was wrongfully arrested and convicted of a series […]
Lockdown has had a surprising effect in encouraging new relationships and allowing others to lapse. What is this telling me?
Roadworks have been completed during lockdown, when traffic volumes were lower. Is this a clue to how we have taken this constraint and turned it into an opportunity?
As lockdown in many countries begins to lift, we are asking ourselves if we want to or need to go back to ‘normal’…
Clarity comes with knowing your One Thing, in life, in the moment. ‘Priorities’ need to become ‘Priority.’
When We get busier, unless we give up, we work faster. We get more productive. But then life seems to speed up more. There is another way.
Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash In my post last week, I went down memory lane and confessed to one of my worst recruitment blunders. This week, I’m still stuck in the past or, as I’d like to think, I’m still learning from my early career experiences. This week, I want to share how captivated I became with […]
One of my biggest mistakes in recruiting somebody was early when I recruited a young man, straight out of school, as a COBOL programmer. The warning sign at his interview was his reply when I asked him where he saw his work taking him: I would like your job. I’d like to sit in an […]
In the 1980s, the Irish management consultant, Charles Handy, began to explore idea of portfolio workers. In works like The Empty Raincoat, he saw an emergent reality where more and more of us would have a series of jobs, sometimes simultaneously.
My work seems far from farming. I’m a self-employed coach and writer. Yet, my aunt was right: there are more similarities my work to being a farmer, as I lead myself through the myriad of daily choices in my work, than perhaps first meets the eye.