How can you use the skills and techniques you learn for business and work to help in everyday life? Supporting your wellbeing by applying your business skills to your home life Sustainability, teamwork, delegation, adaptability to help manage your everyday life.
Category: Personal reflection
Discovering I’m dyslexic at 35
I discovered that I have dyslexia a couple of years ago. I really can’t over-emphasise the value that recognising my dyslexia has had. Knowing I'm dyslexic means I can do something about it. Finding out about dyslexia as an adult #dyslexia #dyslexic
62 hours – it’s your time, use it effectively
What if I were to tell you that after discounting the hours we spend being paid for our skills by someone else, sleeping or commuting, the time we have left over is nearly enough to do two more full-time jobs. 62 hours, in fact. How do we use that time more effectively?
4-day working week in practice
What's it like to work
a 4-day working week? Does it really help reduce stress while maintaining productivity? Experience on adopting a 4-day working week, reviewing and exploring the arguments for and against the 4-day working week, the opportunities and challenges of the concept.
Kanban in Practice: using Kanban to drive performance in the public sector
What is Kanban? How do you use Kanban as programme and project management tool? How can you use Kanban effectively in practice? Putting Kanban into practice as a project management tool in the public sector to drive service delivery
Moving on; leaving the job
When is the right time to leave the job you know you're good at? Faking it - Saying yes and learning later.
Why do an MBA?
Since starting the MBA I've been asked by family, friends and colleagues: Why do an MBA? What are the benefits of an MBA? Is it worth doing an MBA?
Now I've completed the MBA and finally have time to reflect I can ask myself: Why did I decide to do an MBA? What did I want from from an MBA? What did I think the benefits of an MBA would be? Why did I put myself through the financial strain, endless nights of study and self-imposed social alienation that a part-time MBA requires?
Was it worth it?
Assessing corporate culture in practice #1 – Kotter’s Culture vs Performance assessment
Using Kotter's Culture vs Performance assessment theory in practice to assess the quality and alignment of culture to strategy in a large organisation. Pugh, Lawrence and Lorsch, and Kotter
Recruiting the wrong person & firing someone for the first time
Ever have to fire someone before? Wondering what is the best way to fire someone? My own experiences of hiring the wrong person for a job and having to fire them at short notice. Learn from my mistakes to do it better yourself.
Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 6 – Delivering the Pitch
After 6 weeks of hard work, we're now at the final stage: The Pitch. The aim is to provide a presentation, supported by a well evidenced business proposal to convince two 'dragons' (lecturers with vast business experience) that they should…
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