What are the main problems that you have to deal with at the moment? Do
you feel confident that you can solve them? What methods are you using
or planning to use? Fear not — Bob Dignen is on hand with help.
It is generally accepted that the business world is becoming more
complex. The pace of change, it is claimed, is
rapidly increasing. And the need to find suitable solutions is ever more
urgent. But which solutions?
I have never written a letter to a political leader before. In fact, I
don't think I have ever written a letter to any politician. But
recently, I felt moved to do so. And all because of one five-letter
Imagine that you are at a job interview and are asked to say what your biggest weakness is. What would your answer be? You might say that you are a perfectionist. But why should this be seen as a weakness at all?
Last week, I had the pleasure of bumping into an old friend in a beer
garden. When I say "pleasure" and "friend", I am using
the words loosely, because the meeting was with Maynard, my former economic advisor.
In years to come, the protracted and acrimoniusnegotiations between
Greece and the eurozone are likely to form the basis of a case-study in
how (not) to negotiate. But it is important to learn the right lesson.
On Sunday evening, I overheard an interesting conversation
between a German lady called Angela and a Greek man called Alexis. They were resolving a problem and seemed to be good friends and reasonable