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on timing

No musing today. I had prepared something a little humorous for the Bank Holiday, but events in Sri Lanka gave me the feeling that what I had written was a little inappropriate. We live in difficult times.

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on making things happen

Some days are just routine, others more varied and now and again they can be frantic. We get them all, but, for me, it doesn’t matter what the day turns out like as long as I can enjoy the intellectual challenge of getting through it with the least hassle. 426 more words

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on being back in the office

A strange thing happened the other week; I found myself in an office building. It was one that I had been in before, albeit that my last visit to that site was twenty five years or more ago when in was rented by someone else. 450 more words

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on sharing your thinking with your team

If you have followed the last couple of Musings you will see that I advocate effective communication between the leader and the team. The idea of sharing your thinking with your subordinates is alien to many, but it is beneficial in a number of ways. 238 more words

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on the JFDI principle

Back in the early 1970s I was on a management training programme with a company that operated throughout the UK and was doing the rounds of every department in the business to learn the ropes before, hopefully, getting onto the management ladder with a promotion to a line job. 610 more words

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on demotivating people

We all have obsessions and those of us who lead teams may have a few for we are driven people. We like to refer to these foibles as being focussed, having a clear vision or something of that kind, but behind whatever management speak we wrap it up in we are still obsessed. 501 more words

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on getting things done

There are the things that we love to do and then there is everything else, but whatever our job is we have to get done what needs doing. 253 more words

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