Do something that scares you!

I can’t remember where I was or when it was that someone said this phrase to me the first time. I have a feeling it was in a meeting, or a training session (there were a lot of them in the GWR/GCap days). It’s something which has stuck with me from that very first timeContinue reading “Do something that scares you!”

Content for short attention spans

The typical attention span is now apparently EIGHT SECONDS. At least that’s what was part of a click-bait headline in 2017 and appears to have been mirrored and quoted several times since, and here I am potentially doing the same. Irrespective of whether the 8 second headline is true or not, you don’t need aContinue reading “Content for short attention spans”

Transmission isn’t reception

Making things simple is hard. Ironically, it is complex. The greatest advances come from making things simpler or easier. You can be a rock star at work, just by simplifying a process, adding some form and simplicity into a complex environment… but it isn’t always easy. The same is true of human communication. Make itContinue reading “Transmission isn’t reception”

Unfettered isn’t best

There is a thought that if you have an unrestricted, complete blank sheet, without any parameters or borders to your creativity, then THAT is the best option for you to create. “What would you do with a blank sheet?” I’ve always kicked back a little at the “think outside of the box” brigade- something whichContinue reading “Unfettered isn’t best”

A little life update…

It’s two months since I was made redundant from a place I’d been for over 33 years (I’m going to call it an “album” of work as I’d been there for 33 and a ⅓ years- #VinylLivesOn) Firstly apologies if this blog post is a little self indulgent, but I also find it a bitContinue reading “A little life update…”