Top 3 Reasons Why Staff Supervision Is A Manager’s Most Important Task

If you aren’t managing your staff, supervising them in their role – then you are doing them, your organisation, and yourself a huge disservice. Continue reading

Top Three Toxic Employees – And What To Do With Them

We have all known them, the people  in the workplace who can suck the life right out of you, your most productive staff or colleagues, and  longer term can put your business in a constant state of fighting to survive. Continue reading

Memorandums and Articles For Social Enterprises — What A Mission, And I Don’t Mean Statement

This blog charts the path to our creation of valid and relevant Memorandum and Articles of Association for a Social Enterprise. Continue reading

Moral crises for online celebrities – a reason to celebrate?

Back in August I wrote about FOBO the Fear of Being Offline, in which I identified the acronym APOL: addiction, peer-pressure, obsession, and loneliness.

Some of these aspects (addiction and peer-pressure especially) perniciously affect our youth, with addictions and peer pressure leading to ‘following’ – not only of online profiles, but also the behaviours and lifestyles, consumption, and branding that is dished out by the current crop of online celebrities. Continue reading

Should Jeremy Corbyn kneel before the Queen?

Should Corbyn kneel before the Queen?

Can Corbyn still show respect to something he wants to change? Image source: Queen Elizabeth II by GDJ via

Is it possible to be a part of a system and not subscribe to all of the requirements?  Is it possible to engage in acts within a system to which you don’t wholly subscribe? Continue reading

For all those about to rock (but have to finish the day job first)

For all those about to rock (but have to finish the day job first)

People in metal bands love their music, they love the fans, they love playing live. But if they are not Korn, Trivium, or (insert favourite band here), it begs an interesting question:


Do small bands matter? Continue reading

Thoughts From SME Week 2012 (with pics) via Jungle HR

Thoughts From SME Week 2012 (with pics) via Jungle HR

As a Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador I have been honoured to meet other women entrepreneurs, mentors, and ambassadors at the SME Week Summits in 2011 and 2012.

Here is a blog by one of those incredible women, with a couple of nice snaps too.


How To Manage Your Time – Advice From A Tender Writer

Give yourself 5 minutes to read this. Make a cup of tea to drink whilst you read. It may be your last today.

Procrastination – What A Way To Kick Yourself In The Ass

Some kind soul invented the internet, then someone invented Twitter, and then before you can shout ‘denial’ there was simply nowhere left to hide from inspirational sayings and wisdom which, if we think about for a moment, make perfect sense and in our heart of hearts we all know we should be doing anyway. Continue reading

Dress Codes – A Cautionary Tale for UBS

Tried to track down the origin of this, without success but – as an ode to UBS in the news for their 44 page dress code for employees: Continue reading

Best Of Series: Probably The Best Chiropractor In Peterborough

Ever had severe back pain, or sciatica, or some other pernicious ache that slowly ruins your life? If so you will notice that there is a plethora of opinions, choices and options sometimes unwelcomingly received via friends, acquaintances, and General Practitioners.

Who to choose, what to do? Sometimes too much choice is overwhelming, and even resorting to ‘referral’ choices only can still leave too many options on the table. Continue reading

Great Presentations – Top 3 Tips

Instead of telling you what NOT to do this blog gives you – in the simplest of terms, the Top 3 ‘things to do when making presentations’.

For the newbies, the nervous, or the anecdotally overwhelmed – this is the blog for you. Continue reading

One Minute Business Devotional – Part Two

Second ten days’ Business Devotionals Continue reading

How To Make A Cheap Music Video

We are now in a music business, not a record business – music is like water (for most of us): you can get it anywhere.

So how do you break as a new band, or reduce the amount of recoupable costs on your contracts? Continue reading