I was having lunch with a good friend at the weekend and we were discussing the virtues and pitfalls of running our own businesses. My friend, a successful, self-made woman, was sharing how some business owners in her industry (creative design) are falling out of love with their job due to an overwhelming and ever-increasing workload of operational matters that people have neither the time nor a clue, how to deal with.
I could see where she was coming from. I regularly speak with…Continue
Since turning up for my first job in my dad’s cast-off pinstripe suit, which fitted me like an unzipped sleeping bag, long out of fashion before my dad had even bought it, I have been privileged to work for and with some brilliant people. I have also had the misfortune of working with some not so brilliant people. This is, of course, not unique to me. Most of us have experienced the best and worst type of management at some point in our lives.