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I was first given the keys to an organisation’s IT infrastructure in early 1997 at the tender age of 24. In previous roles I’d been the person tinkering away with a PC, trying to find ways of using computers to help my “proper job” – but this was my first experience of IT being the […]
I’ve been using email for over 25 years. I’ve tried most mail clients along the way, but the last time I was really impressed was early 2000s, when I switched to mutt. Mutt’s tagline is “All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less.” Mutt is great because it’s fast – really fast. It is driven […]
I’m at Stansted Airport, on my way to Germany for the week. I’m flying to Berlin, taking a train to Potsdam, another to Hannover on Thursday morning, then flying back on Friday evening. It’s all perfectly easy. I arranged the dates of my visit a couple of months ago with my client. I bought […]
RACI is a well-established tool for clarifying roles across a set of tasks undertaken by a team. RACI stands for Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed. The idea is simple: create a table (in excel, on a whiteboard, on a piece of paper), with a row for each objective, and a column for each team-member. For each objective, identify […]
A recent BBC News article (Personality tests: Are you average, self-centred, role-model or reserved?) came up for discussion in an online coaching forum recently. These moves are simultaneously exciting and terrifying! Let’s take the Facebook example. The insight from the data won’t be from the fact that you “like” kitten pictures or Liverpool Football Club […]
This isn’t diet advice. Not sure if I can talk with authority on that subject. No, this is some advice for you if you’ve become a HiPPO. You’re the founder, the CEO, the CTO, the General Manager, the Head of Sales. You’re a “senior decision-maker”, and the important decisions in your world are based on […]