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Less sugar, please

By |2020-03-19T22:47:13+00:00February 8th, 2014|

Sugar gives you an 'energy rush' - very useful when you have a demanding task to perform.  That is why we like sugary snacks throughout the day when we're at work or taking physical exercise. The problem is that these short term fixes do not do us any long-term good; in fact, quite the opposite.

The quality revolution

By |2020-03-19T22:47:13+00:00February 1st, 2014|

We went through the 'quality revolution in the 70s/80s - now everyone (well all the big guys) has ISO 9000 and some have been through TQM programmes. Why is it then that it is so difficult to get good' service'.  Service in the UK has largely been off-shored to India and other places - clearly

Space – the final frontier?

By |2020-03-19T22:47:13+00:00January 25th, 2014|

I want a new guitar. I admit I don't need one (I have 4)... but I want one. The problems is that my wife says we don't have the space.  She has initiated a new house rule for guitars - one in, one out.  But I'm emotionally attached to my guitars so selling one is

You might need plan B

By |2020-03-19T22:47:13+00:00January 18th, 2014|

Marks & Spencer, the large UK retailer has an environmental strategy branded 'Plan A' .... "because there is no Plan B.  They are trying to get over the message that we HAVE to look after the environment and they are doing what they can  Of course, in business, there has to be a Plan B

Getting Personal

By |2020-03-19T22:47:13+00:00January 11th, 2014|

If you Google the word 'productivity', you get lots of results. Many of them relate to 'personal productivity', some of them to organisational productivity and a few to national productivity. So, which is the most important? One way of looking at it is to assume that collective personal productivity makes up organisational productivity and collective

Brita Borge a past officer of WCPS, Norway

By |2020-11-04T16:47:48+00:00January 10th, 2014|

It is with deep regret that we have to tell you that we have been informed of the death of Brita Borge, a past officer of WCPS. Brita did peacefully at her home in Norway back in November 2013. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. I will always value her contribution to our

Radical Change

By |2020-03-19T22:47:13+00:00January 4th, 2014|

I've done quite a bit of work with the fishing and seafood sectors recently. Over the last couple of decades, the seafood sector has been transformed through a change from catching fish to 'growing' fish - with aquaculture being a major - and growing - component of the sector. Can you think how such a

New Year, New ….?

By |2020-03-19T22:47:13+00:00December 28th, 2013|

Christmas has gone. We now turn to celebrating the coming of a new year.  This is traditionally the time to make resolutions to affirm values, to set out our new path. We can, of course, do this at both the personal and the organisational level. So, take a little time to think through how your

Christmas Action

By |2020-03-19T22:47:31+00:00December 21st, 2013|

Christmas is coming (sounds like the cue for a song!)  Whether or not you are Christian, I am sure you can appreciate the overall Christmas message of 'peace and goodwill'. It is, however, a little bizarre that we wrap this message up within the biggest commercial period of the year when material presents seem to

Start with the Basics

By |2020-03-19T22:47:31+00:00December 14th, 2013|

I have seen reports recently that relate to the literacy levels of young people in some of the most developed nations. .. like the UK and Australia.  These reports suggests that these countries are moving in the the wrong direction in international league tables  Remember we are talking about 'developed' nations with a long history

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