Monthnotes – October 2020

Since I first began recruiting and managing teams, back in 2004, I’ve talked about “the dip” with every new person joining my teams. Stealing just a touch from Run-DMC, it goes a little something like this: “When you start a new job, it’s...

Monthnotes – September 2020

Earlier this month, before the government’s return to advising working from home by default, I made my first trip to London since late February – the longest I’ve been away from London for many years. My deserted train to London earlier this month....

Monthnotes – August 2020

As August draws to an unseasonally wet and windy end in Kent, I reflect on what’s felt like quite a transitional month in many senses. Since returning our family holiday in early August, With English children about to return to school after more than five months away...

Monthnotes – July 2020

In normal times the last few months for me at work would have felt quite turbulent – although with the impact of Covid-19 on the wider world hitting at the same time, the recent changes in my own professional life haven’t occupied a lot of my mental energy...

Monthnotes – June 2020

As I sit down to write this month’s reflections, it feels like a month in which some sort of corner has been turned – a sense that we’ve moved into a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. We finished our outdoor garden office this month too...

Monthnotes – May 2020

Daily family dog walks near home to break up work. At work this month I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the future, helping develop organisational designs and evaluating future scenarios. It’s been fascinating to do more work in this space and find...