East Croydon Connection: a poem I performed at the 2019 Brighton and Hove Poetry Festival.
Using LinkedIn to ‘Show Up’ in your network
I’ve been doing some work with a client on generating awareness recently and we’ve chosen to use LinkedIn. I’ve been following the shift in usage of LinkedIn over the last few years or so with interest. I used to say of Twitter “think of it as like the office kitchen – you can bump into […]
Really listening: a poetry network
How often do you just listen to someone reading aloud something they love? Listening to another’s voice: tuning into their cadence, subtle shifts in tone and changing inflection is a lovely way to connect with another human being. I suspect many of us take it for granted much of the time. I know I do. […]
Marketing in the Wild #1: Chocolate Worm Cakes
I visited the Old Operating Theatre museum and, aside from a fantastically detailed and troubling account of Edwardian & Victorian operating theatre practices, this artefact caught my eye. Tapeworms and marketing: a heady mix.
On women’s football and (super?) heroes
I wrote piece for a Lewes FC women’s match programme (Lewes vs Charlton, 12th Nov 2017). I am thrilled to have written on the subject of Lewes FC’s EqualityFC campaign and want to spread the word as far as possible. They’ve kindly given me permission to re-post the article here. Today I read an argument […]
Kindness sees, connects and forgives
Is there space for kindness in our digital lives and our professional lives? HINT: I believe it’s a crucial part of our humanity, even if we need to start nudging behaviour a bit to make sure we create space to be kind and to see, connect with and forgive others. This TEDx talk from Lauren Hug is fantastic, please watch and let her know what you make of it.
Star Wars, motivation & talking: being a team
When I went to see Rogue One before Christmas one of the things it made me think about was my work. Don’t laugh (!) I will explain how it kicked off a useful train of thought and I did also enjoy the film. Honest!
Delegating (2) = keep talking
It is fine to involve your team in figuring out how to delegate, as long as you don’t expect to turn your back on them and have everything done (Snow White stylee, by happy woodland creatures with smiles, singing and sparkles) when you return.
Delegating = iterative
What is on your to do list that you’ve not made any progress on, despite it being important? Yep, that one – the one you keep saying you need to get your head around before you delegate it. THAT one.
Mental to-do lists
Mentally run through your list of tasks for today or if it is late, for tomorrow. How many things are on it? 3, 5, 8, 15? Is it manageable? Will it be clear to colleagues how you’re committed? Now pick 1 and start thinking about all the things you need to do to make sure it […]