The performance review

I was interviewed by Charlie Taylor from the Irish Times about the dreaded performance review.  Following the news that Accenture is dropping the process there’s […]

The Creativity Post

I’m really enjoying working my way through the archives of The Creativity Post.  Dedicated to sharing information on creativity (across all platforms including arts, culture, philosophy, […]

Feedback

It’s always nice to get positive feedback.  A bottle of champagne is terrific…perhaps a card or two? But what about when a student tells you […]

Crafting questions that matter

Financial Times journalist Jo Ellison in an article entitled Fear and Clothing reviews two books which argue the case for why clothes and fashion matter. […]

Entitlement

The Internet is what you make of it, obviously. And there are aspiring writers who use digital technology to read and research and seek the […]

The Tyranny of Satisfaction

I was invited to contribute a blog post to this fascinating series on Surviving Work over on the LSE Business Review.  I wrote a short piece on what I term the ‘tyranny of satisfaction’.  It’s everywhere…’good enough’ is no longer good enough.  Expectations always exceed capacity to deliver and instead of querying why this is we marinade in disappointment, shame and blame.  If you’re interested in reading more here’s the link to the piece.