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Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Feelings of dissatisfaction can creep into any job, but what should you do when it becomes persistent? It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in your role for a year or a decade, niggling feelings of doubt can surface at anytime.    Read More . . .

Has Human Communication Gone to the Dogs??

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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What would Don Draper do?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mad Men image The series ‘Mad Men’ and its charismatic but much troubled central character Don Draper gives us an historical insight into our modern day industry. I am a (recent) but dedicated devotee of this brilliant drama that explores the world of the ad men of Madison Avenue in the 1960s. And, I delight in every episode, not only because of the superb and complex characterisation but because of what I can take away and apply in my daily work.   Read More . . .

Wherever I hang my hat - that's (not) the office!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

The recently appointed CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer's memo to all staff, decreeing that from June, they are no longer able to work from home and must be physically present at the office - is perplexing to say the least. Given she is a female CEO, and a new mother to boot, we tend to make an automatic assumption that she will support flexible, family friendly workplaces, and have an understanding of the demands placed on workers in this decade. But – from what has been reported in the press - apparently not. Her reasoning appears to be that in order to implement a cultural shift in the organisation - to become “one Yahoo”, it is necessary to be physically together – eyeballing each other over the water cooler, bonding in the canteen queue, and being creative in the car pool.   Read More . . .

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