- UK economic recovery? It just can't get any better, any time soon gu.com/p/4x79m/tw via @guardian 37 minutes ago
- IMF warns of new threats to global economy due to excessive risk taking gu.com/p/4xk96/tw via @guardian 37 minutes ago
- RT @resfoundation: 1/2 Great seminar here this am on developing an 'all worker' earnings measure inc. the self-employed. Here’s our case ht… 1 hour ago
- RT @resfoundation: "Hopes that 2014 would be ‘the year of the pay rise’ look to have been dashed" @sarahoconnor_ quotes @lauracgardiner htt… 1 hour ago
- @HazelMaciver @andywightman Damn! You've got me singing Bohemian Rhapsody now. 2 hours ago
- RT @HazelMaciver: Think this Edinburgh voter is pretty convinced: #VoteNo! #indyref http://t.co/paFFGOiIZp 2 hours ago
- @IamalrightJack That's from 2004. Is that the best you've got? 2 hours ago
- RT @HarvardBiz: Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers s.hbr.org/1mhXT99 4 hours ago
- RT @Wolfy_CES: Contradicting the #BarnetGraphofDoom @karlwilding #FutureFocus14 reasonablenewbarnet.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/graph-… 5 hours ago
- @PerryTimms And the 'Most Bonkers Northern Soul Trousers Ever' award goes to: youtube.com/watch?v=uE-P_1… 5 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen Did you mean this one? flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/bri… 6 hours ago
- @SUGAR_GOD Do you mean this one? flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/wha… 6 hours ago
- Breaking up the UK – everyone’s a loser
- The brutal maths of public spending
- Who saw the crash coming?
- Are we really about to split up our country?
- The Old Rectory Syndrome
- Can UKIP scale up?
- The spirit of the age
- Why is the gender pay gap higher for management jobs?
- The self-employment earnings timebomb
- Britain’s management problem
- Italian tragedy
- Economy in ‘wait and see’ mode
Monthly Archives: January 2008
Channel 4 Chairman Luke Johnson had a go at the HR function in yesterday’s FT. As well as repeating the usual gripes, he injected a whiff of conspiracy theory into his polemic. Of course, senior executives understand that HR is powerful … Continue reading
Here’s another one for my collection of useful tags. ‘Marmite’ is a term I heard a couple of days ago to describe a certain type of employee. Before I go any further, for the benefit of non-British readers, Marmite is a food spread … Continue reading
I wonder what would happen if Dr Paul Thomas (see previous post) were to suggest to managers at Societe Generale that they should get rid of hierarchy and empower their employees. I think they would probably kick him down the stairs. The £3.7 billion loss run up … Continue reading
A lot of business schools are still more ‘school’ than ‘business’. The University of Glamorgan’s Business School, it seems, is no exception, if the profile of Senior Lecturer Paul Thomas is anything to go by. It tells us all about his … Continue reading
The Guardian’s Lynsey Thomas wrote a piece on body language on Saturday. I started to notice the body language of the successful: the straight back, the easy manner in which they spout on about nothing in particular, all the while … Continue reading
I was sad to hear of the death of John Harvey-Jones last week. He was a great business leader, running ICI when it was still Britain’s biggest company, before Zeneca was sold off. He was also probably the first business guru in … Continue reading
Following a link from Ask a Manager, I discovered Frank Mulligan’s Talent in China blog. In his New Year post he gives some advice to non-Chinese managers who are working in China. As you might expect, cultural differences account for many of the potential … Continue reading