Together alone

For the last three weeks, I have been meeting 1:1 with every member of my team, this is quite a challenge given there are c.200 across my directorate. The meetings have been short and sharp but I wanted to “check in” on how people were feeling and managing during the pandemic. It has opened my…

To boldly plan where no man has planned before

Since we fell into the corona maelstrom, I like many others have been involved in hundreds of planning meetings. But how do you plan within an ever changing environment, is it even possible? When a crisis develops, the planning process itself is what pays off. Here I share some of my learning over the last…

Naming what is difficult

It is difficult to know where to start with this blog, and maybe that’s it . . . the situation we find ourselves in is ‘difficult’. Until the middle of March I was enjoying some well-deserved annual leave, spending time with family and friends, blissfully unaware of the emerging crisis that was developing across the…