Video Killed The Radio Star…oh no it didn’t.

In spite of Messrs Downes and Horne’s prophecy it didn’t. In much the same way that the death of dentistry has been prophesied many times in the 40 odd years of my involvement it hasn’t died, yet. Evolved, grown, changed in many ways certainly but rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated. I rememberContinue reading “Video Killed The Radio Star…oh no it didn’t.”

The Weekend Read – PAMBO by Baker & Davies

I read this after meeting Michael Baker recently and being impressed with his ideas. When he couldn’t quite reconcile existing management theories with the real world he decided to write his own practical book. A fable of a newly appointed manager discovering that life after promotion isn’t quite as easy as it looks, it dealsContinue reading “The Weekend Read – PAMBO by Baker & Davies”

British Gas, how are Sid’s grandchildren?

#The older I get the less I understand. From Jonty Bloom’s, blog: …..Just look at British Gas; it is in the middle of firing its engineers and re-hiring them on worse terms and conditions, I have not heard anything from the government on this and the reason is simple. They don’t care, in fact theyContinue reading “British Gas, how are Sid’s grandchildren?”

The people I read…Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell of the Campbell Clinic writes a blog… daily, which I read….daily. I don’t always agree completely with what he writes, I doubt he agrees completely with me, but I would defend his right to share his experiences for the benefit of others, which is what he does well. This is an excerpt fromContinue reading “The people I read…Colin Campbell”

The CQC post-Covid

Quote of the Day. “There is nothing I can think of that the CQC can bring to a post-Covid NHS, other than irritating everyone and wasting their time.” From Roy Liley’s regular blogpost, I often disagree with what he writes, probably because my experience of working in large organisations is so small to be non-existent. WhenContinue reading “The CQC post-Covid”

Marketing and the wisdom of Seth Godin

Marketing Driven Vs Market Driven “When you’re marketing-driven, you’re focused on the latest Facebook data hacks, the design of your new logo, and your Canadian pricing model. On the other hand, when you’re market-driven, you think a lot about the hopes and dreams of your customers and their friends. You listen to their frustrations andContinue reading “Marketing and the wisdom of Seth Godin”

Objective Decisions and the Devil’s Advocate

Prospective clients ask me how I work, what I do and so on. Sometimes I sum it up by saying that I hold a mirror to their practice and working lives in order to help them see things more clearly, other times I’ll say that I walk beside them as their guide and cheerleader alongContinue reading “Objective Decisions and the Devil’s Advocate”

The Solution to Depression is Action

“Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard set the standard for how a business can mitigate the ravages of capitalism on earth’s environment. At 81 years old, he’s just getting started.” I thank my friend Richard Hellen for introducing me to, founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, and encouraging me to read the autobiography, Let my people go surfing. An.Continue reading “The Solution to Depression is Action”

Swimsuit anyone?

I sell swimsuits. Like you, I have spent the months of the lockdown contemplating lessons from the past and considering the future. One of the biggest questions we can ask ourselves is “what do I do and why do I do it?”. The “what”, I can sum up as, “I give swimming lessons and alsoContinue reading “Swimsuit anyone?”

Are you a bunch, a group or a team?

This article was inspired by Kathy Kolbe and her work, I have been trying to find my notes from my last trip to Phoenix but they are hidden or hiding. It was then that I first heard Kathy talk about the concept of a bunch, a group and a team. In my work with smallContinue reading “Are you a bunch, a group or a team?”