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Leaders everywhere

We tend to look upwards for leaders, don’t we? I mean, that’s where they, at the top of organisations, isn’t it? Heading up companies, schools, political parties, charities, councils, the NHS, the CBI – well, the government and the country (hello, ma’am). But actually, I think leaders are all around us. They are everywhere, and […] Read More…

Is it over for Uber?

Ah, Uber, the taxi service that we love and hate in equal measure.  Well, I do, at least.  The service is great, of course. The ease of using the app, the speed of getting a car, the lack of hassle – and the price, of course. Uber is cheap, right? (except when it’s raining and […] Read More…

Bullying in the House

It turns out there is bullying going on in Parliament. No shit, Sherlock! Who’d have thought it? As Guardian columnist Gaby Hinscliff put it, “…putting a bunch of power-hungry people into a culture of near-obsequious deference in a building that looks like Downton Abbey was always going to end badly.” It’s not just our ridiculously […] Read More…

Not all arseholes are the same

The ‘No Arsehole’ rule has been of great benefit to me but it has it’s limitations. You see, whilst it rids MY world of arseholes, it doesn’t rid THE world of arseholes. Not that I think it’s possible to rid the world of arseholes but we should be aiming to significantly reduce their numbers. Who […] Read More…

No Arseholes, thank you

I have a rule now that I work for myself. It’s the ‘No Arseholes’ rule.  I don’t work with people who are arseholes. I don’t work for people who are arseholes. I don’t tolerate people behaving like arseholes (because, let’s be fair, we all have a little arsehole inside us that sometimes takes over, even […] Read More…

Ask for help and stop being selfish

“I’m really bad at asking for help. You see, I like to help other people but I just find it really hard to ask for help myself” When I say this, I get lots of people nodding and saying “yeah, me too”. We’re so busy giving that we are just not used to asking for […] Read More…

Feel the FOMO this Friday

Everyone loves a bargain, right? That’s the basic premise behind Black Friday, the consumer extravaganza that is due to hit tomorrow. You’re avidly scanning all the websites to get the best deals and save a fortune on your Christmas presents, aren’t you? Never mind work or family, there are some serious bargains out there (well, […] Read More…

Have you got the right map?

We commonly use phrases like ‘making our way in the world’ and ‘navigating our way through life’ but how often do we question whether we have the right map in our hand to do this? I came across this map analogy when reading this article about “The fatal flaw of neoliberalism: it’s bad economics” (OK, […] Read More…

Down to the wire

It’s gone 7pm and I haven’t posted on my blog today. I’m going down to the wire with this one, which is not that unusual for me. (I know I have another 4 and a bit hours of today but I am shutting down the laptop after this, so that makes it last minute). Truth […] Read More…

Be different by being you

If you want to be different, just be you. It’s obvious, isn’t it? After all, we are all unique individuals, there’s no-one else on the planet quite like us. So, ergo, if we are ourselves then we are different. However, we are not brought up to be ourselves, are we? We are brought up to […] Read More…