Learning, Work

Learning hurts

Since last May or so, I've been participating in a leadership development program at work. It's been an.... interesting process. After self-awareness and emotional intelligence, we've moved on to situational leadership. I've noticed a pattern in the way that I've reacted to each new area. It seems that I don't like it when I don't… Continue reading Learning hurts

Friends, Politics & Equality, Work

You look tired…

OK, so potentially debatable opinion: I hate Zoom. Work has just switched to Zoom for conference calls and that means more video calls. I've managed to avoid them so far for the most part - himself almost always interrupts my regular Wednesday group meeting and I've started making him wave at the other participants in… Continue reading You look tired…

home working set up, two monitors, laptop, printer, lots of mess, water bottle and jumper
Children, Work

Getting my priorities straight

This year (2019) started off slightly strangely at work. I had my annual review and stated unequivocally that last year had totally put me off ever wanting to be a manager. The next day my boss called me in (this was on one of my intermittent trips to the real office) and confidentially told me… Continue reading Getting my priorities straight

Children, Work

Mummy guilt (part 1 of many)

Today has confirmed why I said no to the suggestion of promotion and why I still refuse to apply. Husband is away so it's me and the boys doing our thing. I took them to breakfast club, worked, did my second c25k run, and set about the horror of Thursday afternoon meetings. Started at 12.30… Continue reading Mummy guilt (part 1 of many)

home working set up, two monitors, laptop, printer, lots of mess, water bottle and jumper

The temptation of the laptop

So the hardest thing about working from home is that you're always at work. Well so long as you're in the house that is. I'm having an evening where I'm re-evaluating my relationship with my laptop and my email. I've always been proud that I don't work weekends and I never ever have, in 12… Continue reading The temptation of the laptop