Shirley

Do your New Year’s Resolutions fail for these reasons?

Do your New Year’s Resolutions fail for these reasons?

All over the world, people like you, busy people with many calls on their time, will be thinking about changes they want to make, aka New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs).  Most of these will fail.  Lists will remain unread after 5th January, though they will...

Back to the future

Back to the future

With the end of 2020 very nearly in sight, it’s tempting to want to draw a line under this most unexpected and difficult of years.  Stuck in the present? Normally, this drawing of a line is accompanied by plans for the future, for things we’ll do differently and,...

Changing the Blame and Shame Game

Changing the Blame and Shame Game

A few weeks into the first Coronavirus lockdown, I found myself in a situation which challenged my previous sense of who I was.  Blame and Shame The blame and shame game begins with good intentions. As lockdown started, several of my projects were put on hold. My work...

The power of words

The power of words

At a time when many of us are changing the words we use to better convey what we really, really mean (cue the Spice Girls), I’ve been thinking a lot about the words we use to describe the purpose of our work. Purpose, along with perspective and priorities, is a...