Brexit: Enough David Brent, this is serious!

Interesting discussion of the complexity of the task facing BrExit negotiators. It will probably take a very long time even to work out what we want, let alone finalise the details. Perhaps in that time as the economy slides further into recession the good folk of the UK will realise it was all a very bad idea. But will we ever get the chance to reverse the referendum result?

Flip Chart Fairy Tales

A few years ago, I was listening to a talk by a coach and motivational speaker who was extolling the virtues of positive thinking and the new empowered, non-hierarchical, collaborative workplace. I said that, while I loved his wonderful image of the future of work, I didn’t see much evidence of a trend in that direction. We had been talking about these things for twenty years, yet command and control was still the norm in many industries and technology was making some workplaces more regimented than ever. Not to mention the people on various forms of precarious contract at the whim of their managers.

His response was that, by choosing to focus on such things, I was displaying my negative mind-set. I was filtering information according to my preconceived ideas and refusing to allow in the positive and hopeful future. See what he did there? He turned his complete lack of supporting evidence for…

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