New year, new you? It's one of the biggest myths perpetrated by, well, just about everyone and everything. The simple function of chronology doesn't allow one to entirely reinvent oneself because the hand of a clock sweeps past an arbitrary time. The pressure to be better, try new things, be different, be a new improved, … Continue reading New Year, New You? You’d be better off eating cake than pretending you don’t for a fortnight.
This was first published on http://www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk , an online repository of advice, news and ideas for working parents. Follow the link to see it in its full original glory with pictures and everything! Compromise. Trade off. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Burning the candle at both ends. Any way you phrase it, the work-life balance … Continue reading How to help your teenagers with school and university decision making, even when you’re short on time.
Gearing up for a pitching meeting is always a little like standing in the wings just before darting onto the stage with a flourish and announcing yourself with fluid iambic brilliance. You gird your loins, press your shirt and make yourself battle ready. Same as an interview, same as any meeting really. You want to … Continue reading Behave yourself, this is a place of work.
If yes, you could find yourself the lucky recipient of a new brain. Much like ambling down the yellow brick road to pick up your new thinking head, recent research shows that if you were to head down to the metaphorical Scarborough Fair and picked up the herbs suggested you could improve your memory and … Continue reading Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
The nature of this blog is to question the status quo, to be an agitator, not simply for the sake of agitating of course, no one likes someone who agitates, just to agitate. Or uses the word agitate quite so much. The reason I'm trying to rock the boat is that I think there's an … Continue reading Bafflingly short sighted government hacks seek to decimate opportunity. (Or why the fair funding formula is a staggering idiocy.)
Here comes the sun. Possibly. Whilst I can't guarantee sunshine. I can guarantee that at this time of year schools will ostensibly remember their obligations to the students finishing out the first year of sixth form, and try and run them through some last minute work experience. What's less clear is why they will have … Continue reading Here comes the sun… Top five tips for work experience goodness.