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Powerpoint Sneaky Lean

Powerpoint Sneaky Lean

Posted on 30 July 2023 by

One of the key tools of the Toyota Production System is an ‘A3’.  It’s basically a live project plan on a page. On one piece of A3 sized paper.  (I […]

Writing about Writing

Writing about Writing

Posted on 4 July 2023 by

As I sat down to write this month’s blog, about the therapeutic, transformative act of writing itself, the thought suddenly entered my head to see whether Chat GPT could write […]

ChatGPT Response: Exploring the Art of Expression: Unveiling the Magic of Writing in the Style of Sarah Lethbridge

Posted on 4 July 2023 by

Introduction: In the realm of literature, certain writers possess a distinct and captivating style that sets them apart. One such luminary is Sarah Lethbridge, an extraordinary wordsmith whose prose weaves […]

Help to Grow Coldplay Style

Help to Grow Coldplay Style

Posted on 7 June 2023 by

Music is my constant.  I used to be completely obsessed, regularly going to tiny bands on my own on any night of the week … life, and being too tired […]

Caring IS Everything!

Caring IS Everything!

Posted on 1 May 2023 by

Last month, I wrote about my new Flexible Learning role and it’s fair to say that getting the project up and running has consumed much of my working life, more […]

Institutional Flapping

Institutional Flapping

Posted on 2 April 2023 by

I’ve recently taken on a new, one day a week, role in Cardiff University as the Flexible Learning Academic Partner (FLAP).  Not the most attractive of acronyms but I’m rolling […]

“Just Do the Next Right Thing”

“Just Do the Next Right Thing”

Posted on 7 March 2023 by

Regular readers will know that I am partial to collecting new business terminology.  Usually this language comes from an academic or a business expert, but today, I offer you a […]

Trust Thermoclines

Trust Thermoclines

Posted on 8 February 2023 by

I love learning new business language to describe something – my last blog was about ‘organisational tempo’, one blog was about the importance of ‘psychological safety’ at work, another about […]

Organisational Tempo

Organisational Tempo

Posted on 5 January 2023 by

The Christmas and New Year period is the best holiday in the academic calendar because Cardiff University literally shuts. (I’m sure that there will be some people who have to […]

The Inaugural Lethbridge Customer Service Awards

The Inaugural Lethbridge Customer Service Awards

Posted on 30 November 2022 by

Whilst I enjoy pointing out the flaws in people, processes and organisations, never let it be said that I don’t heap praise on the good things I experience too!  Last […]