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How to create a moon portal (or Standing on the Shoulders of Giants)

My youngest son (9 years old) consumes more content from YouTube than he watches TV. We’ve not encouraged or discouraged this, it’s just the best way for him to get the content that he’s most interested in. Back in the summer, I agreed to help him make a “one off” video wiki for Minecraft fans … Continue reading

Keep on dreaming

The joy of being a parent is the wonderment that your children provide. There’s nothing quite as special as when they touch you with their own unique and incisive view on the world; when they teach you what it is to be human. My son Eoin wrote this piece below which has now been published … Continue reading

HR – Saviour of the Universe

It feels like nearly every week I see a blog post, discussion or tweet about how HR are going to be the saviours of the working world… how HR will revolutionise & humanise the workplace… how HR are going to save the universe… Similarly, there’s a constant stream of conversation about HR becoming more strategic … Continue reading

The Foretelling

28 years ago today, The Black Adder sprung onto our UK TV screens in the first episode “The Foretelling”.  This perfectly set the tone for the loveable but awful anti-hero known as Edmund Blackadder through the different incarnations of the series. This first story describes how the useless son of Richard of York, Edmund, late … Continue reading

Two halves equal a whole

I recently read @sarahwelfare blog “Is there always a pay penalty for working part-time?” over on XpertHR.  This raised some interesting comparisons of earnings, highlighting gender differences. However, looking at the related data in the Equality & Human Rights Commission’s “Gender Pay Gaps” briefing I was struck by 2 tables showing the mean & median … Continue reading

An Expectation of Equality

The Institute of Leadership & Management recently published their member survey on “Ambition & Gender at Work”.  The responses of nearly 3,000 practising leaders and managers provide a meaningful reflection of gender issues in the workplace: 73% of women managers believe that there are barriers preventing them from progressing to top levels compared to 58% … Continue reading