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Time and place

My mum used to say to me ‘There is a time and a place for everything’. This was her way of telling me I’d chosen the wrong time or place for whatever I’d just done. But she didn’t always tell me when the right time and place was (if any) so I was left guessing… Read more


What caring about grammar tells us

I enjoyed last week’s blog by our guest blogger because it gave me a chance to revisit a topic that I always find interesting when working with leaders: that of our unconscious bias. It’s not that I wasn’t interested in the topic of good grammar as a topic on its own, but as a child… Read more


Meaning what you mean

Over the last few months we have spent considerable time preparing competitive tenders. If you are used to this you will know that many of them do not involve any face to face engagement and dialogue and are solely based on your response to written questions and specifications. This makes them rather challenging because you… Read more


Big Data

The topic of big data has become a trending subject in the business world. It’s no surprise really as the rich complexity of possible data that we can now access bypassed our capability of analysis a long time ago. But now the technology is available that can process larger amounts of data at higher speeds… Read more


That’s Life

Years ago I was asked to define my career goals as part of a major corporate development planning initiative. I had no idea why, as I was enjoying what I was doing and that was all that seemed to matter. As this was an HR initiative I was told ‘I had to have some idea’… Read more


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