Bring ‘Kindness’ into your Business & Life

Are we not being as nice to each other as it seemed people were when our parents grew up. Rose-colored specs …. ? Maybe. But nonetheless, I think that it would be so easy, to be nice, do unexpected kind things for work colleagues. It might be easier to start being kind to people we…

Hic Sunt Dracones – Navigating the next Imperative

Here be Dragons As a young child I was always fascinated by maps, old and new. They seemed to spark hope, inspiration and excitement of journeys as yet to begin and at the same offer some reassure about our own place in the big wide world. Today, with a deeper appreciation of art and history,…

Moving consultancy online

We run workshops with clients present in the room.  Many workshops need the client’s staff to get up and do stuff, to interact, to be present and to be with each other. But we’re in lock-down.  People can’t be in the same room, and all of my material is designed for people in the same…

IR35 in the Private Sector is not a done deal

Many of us have been impacted by the IR35 reforms (such as they are reforms!) even before they come into force across the private sector. Many would have been please to see the Lord’s committee (summarised here https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/ir35-house-of-lords-committee-report/) that expanded upon the problems with how the rules were being implemented and how contractors were now…

Changing the Culture

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way the world works.  Aside from expecting a significant number of bankruptcies and job losses, we cannot ask people who have learnt to work from home to go back to the office as if nothing had happened. This change is going to have a profound impact on the culture…

Corona Edna

On Twitter, I got into a really interesting conversation with a scientist in Baton Rouge — who, it turns out — is not busted flat, but rather in need of solid #scicomm. As a biomedical engineer, she struggled to bring the core messaging from science to the public at large. Fast forward a few years,…

GDPR and Australia

Why is the GDPR important for Australian business? We’re based in Australia so why should we worry about European law? The Short Answer Part One – the GDPR applies to organisations globally, regardless of size, that process the personal data of anyone in the European Union. More specifically those people only have to be in…

What I bring to a client

There’s a variation of the maxim: “if you want something done … find a busy person” except it’s “if they’ve done lots of different things before … they can work out how to do this”. Like most interims, I’ve been working for a long time. So I’ve done a huge variety of things. It’s got…

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