Building a Winning Team – Covid 19 experience.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in Blog

I was recently inspired by Dan Harmer from Interserve who talked on Radio 4 last week about his company building the new emergency Nightingale Hospital at the NEC Birmingham during this lockdown Covid 19 virus pandemic. What Dan said was that it has been an amazing effort from a large number of different people, suppliers and the like coming together for one clear purpose. I can really connect with that. In the past when I have asked...

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Dealing with change

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Blog

It never ceases to amaze me quite how much some people can adapt and flex to change more easily than others. Some of us take a while to consider new things and take new challenges on board. Often wanting to know the full in’s and outs of something before we even step foot onto the ladder of change. Whilst others are happy to step off into the unknown horizon in some way hoping that there will be some excitement along the way. This...

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Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Blog

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The black hole of technology – recruitment

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog

Isn’t technology supposed to help us with our jobs rather than make them more difficult. I wonder sometimes when new processes and systems are introduced whether they do actually save us time. Take recruitment for instance. In the ‘baby boomer days’ you found a job in the paper – sent off your c.v. and the recruiting manager at the other end sifted through the applicants and then you got a rejection letter or confirmation letter moving...

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Job Combinations

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Blog

 How many jobs do you have?  Nowadays, we all know that the 21st century job market  is a different place. Back in the 80s, I used to tell my new recruits at Hewlett Packard that there they had a  ‘job for life’, but that’s no longer the case in IT, or indeed most other trades and professions. Now we talk about job flexibility, variety, multi-tasking and multi-skilling, transferrable skills, job transitioning, job sharing and...

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What good is a MBA?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Blog

What good is an MBA?   Earlier in the year I met up with some of my MBA year group of 20 years ago.  We were at a weekend event run by Bath University Alumni for graduates from all disciplines some going back many years well beyond our twenty.   We toured the campus looking at all the new facilities, state of the art library, Olympic swimming pool and sports facilities, new arts centre and new Chancellor’s building and impressive...

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