Monthly Archives: June 2017

//June

Help for those who want to slow things down a bit!

I don’t know about you but time is really speeding up for me. It seems like every time I turn around, another three months have got behind me, almost as soon as they’ve begun. The heady days of childhood summers that seemed to last forever are long gone.  Or perhaps not?  If the world-renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman is to be believed, you can make this year’s summer holiday much longer by slowing down time, now isn’t that a thought? Professor Eagleman had the unfortunate childhood experience of falling off a roof and badly hurting himself.  Waking up in hospital, he [...]

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Top of my list: Integrity

Sometimes I am surprised by the fact that I have written so many blogs and yet when I put numbers on it; (+/-) once a week for ten years, it does not seem that long or even much of an achievement in the bigger scheme of things. However, whatever the motivation, I felt the self-indulgent need to share with you the fact that this is my 500th blog. It would be nice to put my output down to strength of character but perhaps my staying power is more fueled by a need for recognition and the never-ending search for truth? [...]

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Management – what is it really?

I have just come back from a three-week road trip to Montenegro. Nothing unusual in that you might think, except I did it in a 51-year-old open top car.  As you can imagine, it was quite a journey, especially as we stuck to the small roads, travelling from town to town for 95% of the journey. On the road, there was plenty of time for me to reflect on things and one of the questions I found myself coming back to is ‘What is management?’ Not so much the text book definition, but rather how do we do it in [...]

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