Dirty Laundry

Where should one have a difficult conversation?  Most of us know the answer to that (in private?), but how is our change in lifestyle affecting our ability to make wise communication choices? Sat on the bus on my way into the office this morning I overheard a conversation that left me feeling somewhat uncomfortable.  The conversation was neither heated or …

The Febs!

“The Febs” is our family’s name for that post festive period of general gloominess, particularly as we hit February – it’s always darkest before the dawn! We all seem to find life that little bit harder in February.  Getting out of bed early is harder, being focused is harder, sticking to those post-holiday diets is harder… Well I’m done with the …

Revolution X, Y or Z?

Us people development professionals talk a lot about Generation Y.  It seems to be the “hot topic” of the moment, and has been for every moment of the last five years!  And now the first wave of Generation Z (original that one isn’t it!) are graduating into the workplace.  So, we’re also now all talking about them – whilst decrying …

If music be the food of love… I’ll have a double order with fries!

There are a couple of things I need to get my work done: comfortable clothes (I’m a jeans man), lots of freshly brewed coffee, and the perfect soundtrack. Okay, sometimes the coffee can be substituted for tea, and you can force me into a suit if absolutely essential, but without music I can get a little stir crazy.  In particular, …