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New Year, New Website, New Philosophy

21 Jan 2019

I’ve been pretty slack over the last few years when it comes to working out loud (WOL). I do have a blog but just a quick check through the archives reveals an average of one or two posts per year. Although the posts themselves are fairly comprehensive and thoughtful (even if I do say so myself) given the irregular posting it’s not surprising that it’s hardly a hive of activity or engagement. Instead of WOL through long form blog posts, I’ve tended to focus more on microblogging via Twitter.

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Meaningful management: How to find purpose as a leader

20 Oct 2015

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As a rookie local government manager, I've been trying to get a grasp of transitioning from getting meaning & purpose from operational outcomes to ones which come from being more strategic at work.

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Why spreadsheets are your formula for failure

16 Jul 2015

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Imagine a world without spreadsheets.

OK, maybe your weekly/monthly/quarterly budgets might be a bit more tricky to manage but I thinking more along the lines of using spreadsheets for things without figures or finances. Don't get me wrong, I don’t dispute the fact that spreadsheet software is great for charting and accountancy – plus, with some VBA trickery you can do some rather clever stuff.

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