The Retirement Speech Test. “I wish I’d said that years ago”

The Perfect Retirement Speech. I’m thinking of offering a course on how to write the perfect retirement speech. Nothing fancy, clever or sophisticated, just three bite-size chunks. Part 1 is just a case of, writing down what you really think about a specific topic connected to your working life; take your pick from the following […]

The Listening Boss Starter Pack: Speaking Truth to Power Part3.

How about this, something practical to help overcome the ‘speaking truth to power’ problem: The Listening Boss Starter Pack; A picture of General Custer to hang on the wall, A Jesters Hat, A Trojan Horse paper weight / desk ornament, and A Darth Vader Lego Character (we all like a bit of fun). You receive […]

Speaking Truth to Power Part1. 2500 years of Shooting the Messengerj

I was going to start this post with a link to the opening scene from the film Gladiator. You know, the bit where Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) is waiting pensively for a messenger to return from telling the German Barbarians to surrender. All around his Roman Legions prepare for battle (very dramatic). The messenger does […]