Leadership and Growth–John Coulthard

Thoughts from an ex-colleague, John Coulthard, on Leadership and Business Growth: I am pretty sure that without strong moral leadership, a well defined social aspect to the standards, values and business purpose, a “for profit” commercial enterprise will struggle to retain its place in the market in the next 10 years. I think he has […]

Leadership and Growth–John Coulthard

Thoughts from an ex-colleague, John Coulthard, on Leadership and Business Growth: I am pretty sure that without strong moral leadership, a well defined social aspect to the standards, values and business purpose, a “for profit” commercial enterprise will struggle to retain its place in the market in the next 10 years. I think he has […]

What’s an Office? And Who Goes There?

Here are a couple of random offerings from various papers I’ve come across over the last few days: Nine Key Workforce Trends for the Next Decade – This 2010 paper from TomorrowToday’s Graeme Codrington is a succinct summary of some unavoidable changes to the workplace which we are already beginning to see.  As with Lynda […]

What’s an Office? And Who Goes There?

Here are a couple of random offerings from various papers I’ve come across over the last few days: Nine Key Workforce Trends for the Next Decade – This 2010 paper from TomorrowToday’s Graeme Codrington is a succinct summary of some unavoidable changes to the workplace which we are already beginning to see.  As with Lynda […]

O2 Workshop – Haven for Sovereign Professionals?

O2’s Tottenham Court Road (London) store is piloting the O2 Workshop, a drop-in centre for small businesses and in-transit business-people.  As well as offering free drinks and casual meeting space, the facility also provides private meeting rooms, wireless printers and tablet devices. I’ve long thought that mobile providers could do more to engage with the […]

O2 Workshop – Haven for Sovereign Professionals?

O2’s Tottenham Court Road (London) store is piloting the O2 Workshop, a drop-in centre for small businesses and in-transit business-people.  As well as offering free drinks and casual meeting space, the facility also provides private meeting rooms, wireless printers and tablet devices. I’ve long thought that mobile providers could do more to engage with the […]

The Economist on Work–The Great Mismatch

I’m a bit late in flagging this insightful report on work from the Economist.  Their issue for week ending 16th September includes a must-read Special Report on The Future of Jobs: The Great Mismatch. The report covers a lot of ground, looking at all aspects of the changing nature of work across the globe – […]

The Economist on Work–The Great Mismatch

I’m a bit late in flagging this insightful report on work from the Economist.  Their issue for week ending 16th September includes a must-read Special Report on The Future of Jobs: The Great Mismatch. The report covers a lot of ground, looking at all aspects of the changing nature of work across the globe – […]

Energy, Resilience and Wellbeing

Here’s a thoughtful post from Tony Schwartz on the need to manage personal energy in order to maintain effectiveness. Perhaps unsurprisingly – we all know this stuff, we just tend to ignore it – the answer is to pay attention to some of the basics of life: eating well and regularly; sleeping well and taking […]

BYOC / Consumerisation of IT–Register Survey

The Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) and related “consumerisation of IT trends are interesting for freelancers, especially interim managers.  Most sovereign professionals would, I suspect, prefer to use their own familiar and “of required spec” equipment given the choice.  And, of course, the IR35 tax regulations use provision of own equipment as one of its […]

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