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Posts Tagged ‘workplace

All in a day’s work

March 31, 2014

  A packed train journey into work – standing all the way Arriving, carton of strong coffee in hand, to an inbox with over 100 new emails Office, hermetically sealed – no natural air, no windows that open Old air re-circulating Can’t adjust the temperature – its done “centrally” High intensity fluorescent lighting Several hours […]

Under the covers

May 27, 2013

I certainly didn’t much feel like rolling out of bed this morning – for one thing it is a public holiday here in the UK today so I don’t “have to” go to work. Being self employed such holidays can easily pass me by. However, there can be the odd “ordinary” week day when I don’t much feel […]

Messy? Disorganised? It can be a boon…..

July 18, 2011

 I am, and always have been, pretty disorganised. I guess I’m a naturally messy person. This is particularly the case in my office where I have any number of piles of “stuff” surrounding me as I valiantly try to run my business as efficiently as possible.  Something as simple as trying to find a recently […]

IQ, EQ – but how’s the TQ?

May 3, 2011

I have been going into organisations for over two decades now, whether to run training programmes, conduct coaching or attend meetings to discuss such matters.  I find that I have developed a “nose” for the kind of organisation I’m visiting or working with and, more specifically how toxic it is.  When I say toxic, I […]

Student fees – a true story

December 10, 2010

The issue of student fees is hardly out of the news at the moment and I guess there will be few families in England who won’t be affected one way or other by this. With two children of our own, Ingrid and I aren’t looking forward to the possibility of our youngsters starting work life […]