I was travelling South to deliver an MSP course one early Spring morning on the train, enjoying a cup of East Midlands Trains tea, as I had done the previous week. It was unusual for me to have two consecutive weeks in the same geographical area; delivering the same training assignment for different ATO’s...
I was travelling South to deliver an MSP course one early Spring morning on the train, enjoying a cup of East Midlands Trains tea, gazing out at the passing countryside and squinting against the glare of the bright sunshine - the sun is low in early Spring time and seems far brighter than in the Summer months.
I was travelling one evening on the train when I became aware of an ‘extended family’ sat across the aisle from me. There was a young boy travelling with his father, grandfather and great grandfather and I couldn’t help but notice how at ease in conversation; the young boy was with each of them.
I was travelling home one evening on the train when I noticed the passenger next to me watching the film Oceans Eleven on his iPad and remembering the plot, having watched it numerous times in the past, I thought how poignant, having just finished the first day of a PRINCE2 course I was delivering.
As a great admirer of John Cleese and having countless years of management experience, it is little wonder that for my first attempt at joining the blogging community, I should choose ‘Meetings, bloody meetings’ for an article.
Leadership is the ability to establish vision and direction, to influence and align others towards a common purpose, and to empower and inspire people to achieve programme or project success. It enables the programme or project to proceed in an environment of change and uncertainty.
Have you watched the BBC Apprentice show? Each week, the candidates fight to be Project Manager in the hope that it’s their time to shine and impress Lord Sugar and each week as the task evolves, sparks fly, bad decisions are made and the projects generally fail...