The art of living

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet recently. I have not been feeling very wise, my thoughts unworthy of publication. When people ask after my wellbeing, the usual answer is “home life is great, family are fine, social life’s good, but…” and tailing off into a disingenuous shrug, both hoping and fearing further questioning. And I…

Why the 95:5 is wrong…

Why the 95:5 is wrong… or at least annoyingly over-simplified and misleading. (Ooh, contentious!) I was engaged in a conversation with a colleague earlier this week which resulted in a discussion on the merits or otherwise of the much-quoted “95:5” concept. That is, that 95% of performance is supposedly caused by the system, and 5%…

Coping Tactics

I have recently realised that what I am looking for is a role I would gladly do at least 80% of for free. This is quite a profound insight – for me – as it comes coupled with a secondary realisation that my old job (same organisation) was probably quite close to this nirvana. Notwithstanding…