Tag Archives: CSR2010

In which I revisit my Christmas wishes …

I suppose its my thorough indoctrination in public sector performance management that makes me want to measure progress against objectives. It seems a little like overkill to do this with Christmas wishes but I like to think I am a … Continue reading

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In which I count my blessings …

Yesterday found me in conversation with one of the many generous, kind and talented people with whom I’ve come into contact since being launched towards redundancy. During our chat it occurred to me that there are many blessings to have come … Continue reading

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In which there are four weeks left to go (and one of those is half term!) …

So I’m down to my last month of corporate life in its current incarnation. And in reflective mood. There is a saying that it’s the things you don’t do – rather than the things you do – that you regret … Continue reading

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In which I become a small business …

Some peculiar things have happened to me over the last year. There have been strange meetings with exotic folk in outlandish spots. Furtive telephone calls. Outrageous claims – that’s the cv – and counter-claims – the rejection letters. But none … Continue reading

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In which the numbers tell their own story …

As the counter on public (and private sector) job losses keeps spinning – about as fast as the price per litre sign at the village garage – I’ve been struck by language used to describe what’s going on. While the … Continue reading

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In which I hymn praise on bureaucrats …

That’s right. Bureaucrats. I’ve been struck over the last couple of days by an oft-repeated phrase. I’ve heard it so often I think it must be part of the media training that our political classes get these days. The phrase … Continue reading

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In which there are six weeks to go …

Well it’s very much the final run in here at RPS Towers. A strange calm has settled over us. I suppose in classic grief cycle terms we’re at acceptance or more accurately resignation. No amount of hooting or hollering will … Continue reading

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In which I take comfort in small things …

Well I wasn’t sick. Nor did I pour my confidently requested hot drink into my or anyone else’s lap. I didn’t giggle in an uncontrolled manner or hide behind the houseplant in reception. Nor was it necessary to drag me … Continue reading

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In which I wonder, I really do …

Few things illustrate the impoverishment of our public life better than the weekly charade of Prime Ministerial Questions. Quite what the participants think we, their bosses, get from this exercise is hard to fathom. Perhaps we are meant to be … Continue reading

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In which I consider my New Year’s resolution …

With the dog days of post-Christmas December behind us it’s time to consider what changes in mind-set and behaviour I should be adopting in 2011. Possibly I should try to lose a little weight. I have to say though that … Continue reading

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