myWeek (s4e12)

Burned or burnt man This was quite a week one way or another. To start with dear readers, some advice. Do not try to read Slack on your phone while also carrying a large pan of recently boiled pasta water — this can lead to accidents and a badly burned/burnt/scalded foot. Ouch. There has been some limping this…… Continue reading myWeek (s4e12)

Weeknotes S3e08

Still in firefighter mode this week a lot of the time but really started to feel like I was making some impact across the board — was hard work but really felt worthwhile. Also found myself using ‘we’ when talking about Defra which is a pretty big moment. I think part of the positive feeling was I…… Continue reading Weeknotes S3e08

[book report] Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eleven-Rings-Phil-Jackson-ebook/dp/B00O30HH5Y/I don’t enjoy watching US sports. I’ve tried. I’ve been to live baseball, ‘football’, basketball and ice hockey games in the States but never really clicked with them. I am however endlessly fascinated with the culture of US sports. The relationships with colleges, the ‘draft’, the collective bargaining & salary caps and more than anything…… Continue reading [book report] Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson

The 3 Cs: Capability, culture and communication

A few years ago now I started to use this idea of the 4Ps to define my approach to my work — it looked something like this → People — Upper management buy-in, digital residents (not natives), critical friends, (access to) multi-disciplinary teams. Processes — agile with a small ‘a’, lean minus the sleaze, access to decision makers. Platforms — flexible infrastructure, a…… Continue reading The 3 Cs: Capability, culture and communication