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The Pseudo-Intellectual Blog-Bomb of Ignorance

Do you know what really bugs me?  Bloggers who don’t participate in the debate or discussion they started. It’s like they’ve lobbed a pseudo-intellectual blog-bomb into the ether then scurry away to hide in their blog-bunker.  Jumping onto the zeitgeist bandwagon the sycophantic plebeians of social media swarm around their blog like it was the … Continue reading

Friday Wondering – Your Real Avatar

Each Friday I’m posting a “Friday Wondering“. These posts are meant to explore & discuss observations or issues which I think would benefit from discussion. Participation is open to absolutely anyone regardless of their expertise or knowledge. Just bring your curiosity! If you’d like to discuss on Twitter rather than here then why not. It … Continue reading

Stuck in the Playground?

I know many of us are trying to get our heads around social media.  However, I think that to a great extent whatever you do in this space is a reflection of who you are now and how you choose to behave in real life. Recently I’ve seen a few posts on Twitter either openly … Continue reading

A Thorny Issue

  I’ve become a big fan of blogs.  Anyone who visits here will know how often I blog, how I do it and what I talk about.  I also enjoy reading other peoples blogs and when possible I like share my comments on what the author has made me think about.   Yet I’m struck … Continue reading


Five years ago I had a Blackberry – I hated it.  Not the technology itself but the ever present email & calendar.  With a change in jobs I quite happily left it behind and stuck with a simple mobile phone.  That didn’t work out so well in the end (long story) and everyone else already had a … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I recently wrote about Linked Lurkers and how we need to engage with and contribute to communities to avoid being seen as a lurker.  Discussions with @dougshaw1 and others revealed that many of us have mixed experiences of LinkedIn especially LinkedIn Groups.  I have quite strong feelings on the subject so thought I’d share them with you! LinkedIn is often compared … Continue reading

Watch out there’s a Lurker about!

It was nearly 2 years ago that I was sat with some colleagues and the notion of the “LinkedIn Lurker” was raised. I’m not sure if the term was ever in common parlance but the notion of social media lurking has stuck in my mind ever since. Then this morning the wonderful and very engaging @AlisonChisnell tweeted … Continue reading

Being Human

Reflex Praise A recent blog from Doug Shaw on Employee Recognition talked about the importance of immediacy and authenticity in recognising achievements at work. I think that at the heart of employee recognition is a true appreciation of the individual and a need for reflex praise from the organisation.  Reflex praise is akin to the praise and feedback that we all received as … Continue reading

Performance Management – Changing the Continuum

Performance Management appears to be a perpetual bug-bear for many organisations that I work with.  In fact, surveys reveal that few employers are satisfied with their performance management systems.     Despite there being an agreed and understood performance management framework and a common spoken language too many organisations struggle with the performance management process. … Continue reading