70th of 100

Today's coffee companion is a writer and consultant. We talked about what we have been up to since we last met. We also talked about how management, leadership and organisations are changing, sometimes against their will. The conversation led to an interesting hypothesis, which starts with an assumption - that the skills that one requires … Continue reading 70th of 100

Weeknote 633: conferenced and out

This week I have learned: 5 days of being with hundreds of colleagues, away for the most part from the day-to-day is a wonderful thing it's also knackering the penguins article has become something of a brainworm. The extent to which we simply don't understand one another is profound, misunderstood, and probably quite fundamental to … Continue reading Weeknote 633: conferenced and out

Weeknote 632: conferencing

This week I have learned: bringing people together is wonderful. We've had a couple of days at a CenterParcs with 200 colleagues brought together from across the planet. It's been great to catch up with people who I've got to know over the last year since starting at Equal Experts, and to meet many more … Continue reading Weeknote 632: conferencing

64th of 100

Today's second coffee companion is a project and programme manager. We talked about: the strange reticence to change that emerges in organisations how family businesses are a bit weird but not as weird as PE-backed former family businesses the power of the Startup Priorities cards (a new digital edition coming soon) how the world financial … Continue reading 64th of 100

63rd of 100

Today's first coffee companion is a counsellor specialising in helping prevent burnout. We talked about: our respective careers working without purpose making significant career changes his counselling proposition how burnout is something that our work culture makes difficult to self-identify (if work isn't hurting, somehow you're not working hard enough) how when you have burnt … Continue reading 63rd of 100