Most of us nowadays do knowledge work. This is the type of work which doesn't need much physical strength, but relies more on mental ability. People who carry out knowledge work gain more knowledge as they do their work. Therefore as new knowledge accumulates the nature of the original work continually changes. There are a… Continue reading You & Your Organisation Should Always Be Changing
That photo above used to be one of the most valuable commodities in the world. Land. Most people used to work in agriculture; growing and harvesting crops. This type of physical labor was the main source of employment less than a hundred years ago. Soon after World War II, things began to change. Quite suddenly… Continue reading What Is Your Mind Worth?
It seems that further education is not producing productive graduates with a valuable skill set. As a result, young graduates are not able to find jobs and a lot of them are having to do unpaid internships. Just the other day when I was out for dinner I had a quick chat with a waitress. … Continue reading Why Your Degree Is Useless, Why The Company You Work For Is Full Of Idiots & Why Nothing Works!!!
"I'll Try" "I can't promise" "I'm not sure what my boss will say about that" "That's not possible" "We can't do that" "It's against policy" "I can't make someone else do their job" Managers avoid accountability and often believe they are powerless to make an impact in the world. Leaders however, seek out to be… Continue reading How To Tell When You’re Speaking To A Manager
People say that multitasking is impossible to do. The human mind simply cannot process more than one thing at a time. As soon as you change gears from reading, to checking e-mail, to answering a phone call etc. you are wasting valuable time switching from one gear to another. Interestingly enough good organisations and highly productive… Continue reading Multitasking Is Not A Myth…(Kind Of)