Monthly Archives: June 2014


What any initiative needs is a really great challenge. So this timely intervention from Neil Usher in the debate around Beyond The Workplace is to be welcomed. I, for one, have no desire to be surrounded by nodding heads and “Look at us, ain’t we grand!!” backslapping. All this talk of tipping points, elephants and […]

Cunning Stunts

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. Francis Bacon He’s a card, isn’t he? That Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Speaking at the launch of the CIPD and JCP Steps Ahead Mentoring project earlier this week, Boris talked of the need to teach young people the “sheer cunning” […]

Because They’re Worth It

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas A. Edison You’re not usually likely to find football manager Iain Dowie and Rudyard Kipling nestled together so closely as they are in this post, but Dowie, who is credited with coining the term “bouncebackability”, would doubtless agree with the sentiments […]