This week I have learned: that the WB40 audience are great drinking buddies.the dangers of putting additional capacity into a flaky system.the wonders of serendipity.that my kids make me very proud.that it's all about the personal brand.the liberating effect of driving a white van.some people simply don't get the power and influence that they inherit … Continue reading Weeknote 542: meeting up
This week I have learned: I don't think it's possible for me to have a detached, unemotional conversation about performance management processes. The two years at the end of the forced curved period at Microsoft have scarred me.That hopefully Southgate's progressive agenda that started with that remarkable letter at the beginning of the Euros will … Continue reading Weeknote 541: triggered
This week I have learned: The wonder of catching up with friendsWhat a nightmare UK tourism will be this summerThe power of an open teamThat it's time to shift modeThat I can miss this Next week: an event in person
This week I have learned: the power of visualisation on a maphow exciting/daunting it is to talk to a designer about PlayCardshow fucking daunting it is to wait for surgery......and then have that surgery cancelledthat the 7S model is still so very usefulthat self-isolation is hard Next week: planning in detail The week in photos:
the half term week in photos...
This week I have learned: that four day weeks can involve five days of workthat I've become a little bit interested in F1 thanks to the Netflix behind the scenes showthat the idea of sitting outside of a pub in this weather has zero appealthat contracting should be a collaborative activityas should planningmy extended team … Continue reading #Weeknotes 533: trade offs
This week I have learned: that there are other men who are willing to talk about what masculinity is and what it should be. And that's been a wonderful experience (blog to follow).is it too soon to think about promotion?it's time to share some stories.doing performance reviews in a team that's performing warms the cockles. … Continue reading Weeknote 531 – Beyond Equality
This week I have learned: That we are coming close to the end of the planning and justifying stage, and entering the planning and doing stage.There surely must be something better than CVs and interviews.That I might have got over-excitedI'm going to put concerted effort to spend time in person with people I want to … Continue reading Weeknote 530: what comes next
This week I have learned: I probably just need to use the "bollocks" more in my blogging if I want more readersI'm over the whole Zoom Fatigue narrative. It's pandemic fatigue, possibly followed by national period of mawkishness fatigue.about the best book I've read in ageswhat it's like to experience sunburn, hay fever and snow … Continue reading Weeknote 529 – Who’s zooming who?
Normal service will resume next week