Speaking Moth. How (not) to Prepare for a Performance Review

This is a brilliantly weird story I heard last week. Thank you to Andy Middleton from TYF for letting me share it. Saturday Night at the Pub. Picture saturday night in an Australian Outback mining settlement, a good few years ago. At the local (only) Pub is a younger Andy, sampling the hospitality. As the […]

Duck or Rabbit, the Evidence! (based on perception and bias)

Can you see the Rabbit and the Duck? Try turning the screen through 90 degrees – then back again. Right, fun over, back to the serious stuff. Hands up if you hear this phrase, chanted out at just about every meeting you attend nowadays. It’s a new mantra that started creeping into widespread use about […]

Co-Working and Serendipity. It’s just like having Tapas with Strangers

This is a post about co-working, however let me start with something I learnt over the weekend, an essential for your etiquette handbook. When asked; “are you visiting Aberystwyth for anything special?”, DO NOT REPLY WITH, “We’re here to bury my Mother in Law’s Ashes”. It’s a bit of a conversation killer, stuns hotel receptionists […]

The Listening Boss Starter Pack: Speaking Truth to Power Part3.

How about this, something practical to help overcome the ‘speaking truth to power’ problem: The Listening Boss Starter Pack; A picture of General Custer to hang on the wall, A Jesters Hat, A Trojan Horse paper weight / desk ornament, and A Darth Vader Lego Character (we all like a bit of fun). You receive […]

Be. More. Human. The Killer App v Designing Out The Idiot

  Huge thanks to Mark Schaefer for the midweek boost at Academi Wales Summer School. It was a fantastic gallop through ‘everything you need to know about social media marketing’, there’s a great graphic of the presentation at the end of the post. Its the third time I’ve seen Mark speak and as previously; he […]