Multi-tasking – an example that actually works #funny @mrchrisaddison

Most multi-tasking is doing more than one thing at a time and getting a worse result than doing each one individually. But I came across a lovely example where it does work:  Carpool (not carpooling). Carpool is a web series presented by English actor and comedian Robert Llewellyn. In each episode he interviews a guest … Continue reading Multi-tasking – an example that actually works #funny @mrchrisaddison

Corporate branding (quite literally) – get a free tattoo #loyalty

In a recent article in Business Insider called Lots Of Huge Brands Are Giving Away Free Tattoos To Get Their Names Out There it seems that people are prepared to have a tattoo which is a company logo - provided it is free. Is this a wise decision? If you need more supporting advice, I … Continue reading Corporate branding (quite literally) – get a free tattoo #loyalty

“Daddy – are you still at work?” But what does “at work” mean?

“Daddy, are you still at work?” A simple enough question.  My children understand that if I am in my office, or I walk into the house after a business trip and am on the phone that I may still be at work. Have you noticed that the term "I am at work" has become a meaningless … Continue reading “Daddy – are you still at work?” But what does “at work” mean?

Apple makes the best jewellery #apple

The collected sales and marketing departments of the consumer electronics companies around the world are driving up the consumer anticipation to fever pitch for their latest technical wizardry.  Promises that it will change the world, save more time than ever, make you more attractive to the opposite sex... and have unparalleled battery life. And no … Continue reading Apple makes the best jewellery #apple

Happy staff!! I run a business not a bloody holiday camp #hr #leadership #happy #recruitment

I was horrified when talking recently to CEO (name withheld) about the economy when he said "The best thing about the recession is I can treat by staff like sH!t as they have nowhere else to go".   Not only is it short sighted and it fails the 'would I want to be treated like … Continue reading Happy staff!! I run a business not a bloody holiday camp #hr #leadership #happy #recruitment

Wow. Has Microsoft answered my dreams, rather than Apple #apple #ipad #microsoft

Back in August 2010 I wrote a blog, Who wants my iPad. In that blog, the critical paragraph is But what the iPad has done is realise what I REALLY, REALLY want: Tablet 3.0. It is a tablet with the same form function as the iPad with a high-definition touch screen that rotates.  But one … Continue reading Wow. Has Microsoft answered my dreams, rather than Apple #apple #ipad #microsoft

Leadership books – but not your normal list #Leadership

Here is a list of leadership books many of which take a 'sidelong glance' at leadership If you want to make good laugh, show him your business plan by Barry Gibbons What do leaders really do?  by Jeff Grout The Unfolding Now by A.H. Almaas Leading with Kindness by William Baker & Michael O’Malley The Everyday Work … Continue reading Leadership books – but not your normal list #Leadership

3 P’s – critical in sales and many other things in life #sales

We are all in sales. For our companies possibly as sales people, but definitely when navigating the politics and arguing your case. For ourselves for career progression and getting the finer things in life. And in our private lives finding a 'mate' for example.My best sales pitch was to Natalie, and fortunately she bought the … Continue reading 3 P’s – critical in sales and many other things in life #sales

What does Las Vegas mean to you? #health #lifestyle #happy

We had a long weekend break which took in Death Valley (amazing natural phenomena) and then Las Vegas (completely un-natural creation). Normally I hate Las Vegas. I don’t drink heavily, I am happily married, and I don’t gamble. As a regular speaker on the circuit, Las Vegas has a lot of conferences, so I’ve walked … Continue reading What does Las Vegas mean to you? #health #lifestyle #happy