My good friend went to a restaurant the other day. Of course he didn’t take me to the restaurant, but I didn’t hold a grudge against him for it. (That’s what I told him anyway, to make sure the ‘accident’ comes across as the surprise it’s set up to be … kidding folks!) Being the […]Read More The Kind Of Taste It Leaves
At first the effort is made to make you feel welcome. There are conversations, your contact details are taken and sure enough not long after that you get a message asking how you are. When you return there’s the recognition and the same welcoming attitude as there was initially. Once more your welfare will be […]Read More What Will You Be Welcomed To?
One of my daughters was excitedly me telling me the news. She was in a band and she was loving the experience of creating sounds and delivering performances and renditions that showed just how tight they were. And now they were looking forward to their first gig. She was ecstatic about that. All the rapport […]Read More Do You Remember When We Used To Sing?
How are you going to leave? You could just walk out without saying anything. You could begin a series of conversations in the hope of establishing a transition period. You could develop an exit strategy that over time would allow you to leave in what might be considered an honourable or amicable manner. You could […]Read More How Are You Going To Leave?
There are times when I’ve come across comments about the way things have worked in a given place. It has made me wonder, though, what if all the criticism misses the point? What if the system is actually working perfectly fine? What if the results that are being experienced are the ones that the system […]Read More A Few Questions About Life and Systems
Jesus, the Queen and the football manager. There was this football manager who had a reputation for being winning trophies. A club that had been out of the limelight for a number of decades hired him in the hope of resurrecting some of their former glories. Lo and behold against more established and successful clubs, […]Read More Who Runs Things? In Practice And In Name
There are some hints and themes that pop up that give an indication of what might be there to work towards. The tabernacle was glorious and then the temple was glorious. Both of them were put together in ornate and considered fashion. They were splendid constructs designed to be a focal point for the presence […]Read More Working Towards