Why I ticked the “share with network” button on my new LinkedIn job

2020 has been pretty tough so far on many people – I have been very lucky. Therefore, I was hesitant about alerting my LinkedIn colleagues on my new role – would it be bragging in the current economic and political climate? I decided that actually sharing some good news, something I have been working on… Continue reading Why I ticked the “share with network” button on my new LinkedIn job

Most recent role doth not maketh the person(?)

Imagine meeting people – at a conference, party, in the pub or at a dinner party.  How do you introduce yourself?  What do you talk about? Unfortunately it feels like too often we steer to current job as the primary focus of who we are, for example my favorite dating column always mentions age and… Continue reading Most recent role doth not maketh the person(?)

Do we just have to accept there is no going back ‘to the good old days’?

On many metrics the UK has flat-lined since the 2008 financial crisis, with arguably worse to come. This week London and other cities have seen major protests from environmentalists.  So, do we have to accept that with climate change and other socio-economic crisis there is simply no return to the optimism of the millennium? As… Continue reading Do we just have to accept there is no going back ‘to the good old days’?

A new identity: The Learning Reducer

Following on from my reflective posts in recent weeks about my experience, things I have seen in the workplace and the challenges the world faces I have come up with a title for myself: The Learning Reducer. Inspiration (outside of learning) “instead of adding stuff, try taking stuff away”  – Rick Rubin: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/rick-rubin/ The inspiration… Continue reading A new identity: The Learning Reducer

Thoughts on L&D Recruitment 2 of 2: Applying

As a follow up to my previous post, now some thoughts on my job hunt. It’s over two years since my last job search, this time self-inflicted rather than redundancy driven.  I had gone very ‘eggs in one basket’ for a role in an organisation I am really keen on (but have heard today they… Continue reading Thoughts on L&D Recruitment 2 of 2: Applying