Insight to Action?

Insights These are interesting times. It seems to me that we are moving out of something of a “phoney war” represented by a combination of fear and novelty to something altogether more substantial. As the reality of furloughs bite, redundancies become real, and the sheer boredom as we go into a fifth week of seeminglyContinue reading “Insight to Action?”

Baggage

We’ve all seen the part of the film where the aircraft is losing height heading towards a mountain range. Everything surplus to requirements is thrown overboard in the hope that enough altitude can be gained to clear the range. Welcome to the average Board Room right now. Unless you’re the pilot, the navigator, an engine,Continue reading “Baggage”

Who’s got your rope?

Most of us find ourselves in something of a hole right now. The depth may vary, but whatever that may be, we want to get out. At times like this, we need somebody to throw us a rope, but because there’s a temptation to accept any rope that comes our way, we need to takeContinue reading “Who’s got your rope?”

Honesty is not a Policy

What is happening right now is shining a huge spotlight on dishonest statements. “Our people are our most important asset” “We are totally dedicated to customer satisfaction” “Beside you all the way” Corporates who owe primary loyalty to shareholders can never make these sort of statements with any honesty. They owe their existence and primeContinue reading “Honesty is not a Policy”

What matters most?

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Oh Shit! As we go through this challenging, slightly surreal period, it’s a good time to reflect on what matters most to us, and what we place that at the mercy of. This period of restrictionContinue reading “What matters most?”

Reboot

Sometimes, we’re so busy “doing” that we put “being” on hold. We allocate time to holidays, at some point in the future, to reconnect with ourselves and those who matter to us. Things that get in the way are submerged or ignored. Until something like this. When we don’t really have a choice. In theContinue reading “Reboot”