It’s good to talk …

For many years I plied my trade running IT Projects and Programmes. I’ve seen a vast array of projects ranging from small implementations to large multi-year, Multi-Country Programmes. Some of them were great and delivered beyond expectations, some of them just never got off the ground. In many cases a team of perfectly well trained,…

Why it’s OK to say you don’t know…

Chaos on the railways, caused by adverse weather, new timetables or strikes; chaos at airports due to snow and ice; uncertainty in an ailing organisation which needs to make people redundant, but hasn’t said who will go.  What do all these situations have in common?  In my experience, the greatest complaint from people involved in…

So that’s what we do, is it?

I make a point of keeping up to date with the latest research and surveys in the field of People Support.  Sometimes the results seem fairly predictable, but now and then I come across something which brings about one of those eyes-popping-out-of-the-head moments you see in cartoons.  I found one of these in ‘Driving Performance…

Finding the Right Blend

The 2017 Learning Landscape research by Towards Maturity surveyed the views of over 10,000 learners, and almost all of them (well, 94 per cent anyway) said they wanted to be able to learn at their own pace, while 68 per cent said they wanted mobile access to learning.  Technology makes it possible to meet both…

Good Intentions

I read somewhere that a third of New Year’s resolutions are broken within a month of being made.  Many of the resolutions which were made a couple of weeks ago are likely to relate to some aspect of health and wellbeing, whether it’s giving up smoking, reducing alcohol intake, joining a gym, taking more exercise…

Why not ask them?

  Some months ago I set up a new current account with my bank. I changed because the new one offered some benefits such as breakdown insurance for my car (very timely, because the large national breakdown organisation I had been with for many years had just tried to increase my premium by 35%), extended…