London Tumblr meetup and Run.
It has been arranged… 2012milesin2012 and I will be at Marble Arch on Saturday 18th May, 2013 for a meet-up and run, at around 9:30 am.
All of you London tumblrs (and anyone else in the neighbourhood for that matter) are all welcome to join- would be a blast to meet you all!
It’s this Saturday y’all!!
007runner asked: That's great, I'd love to come for a run! When are you in town? I'm going to two conferences in May, so won't be around all the time.
Hey! We’re doing a tumblr run from Marble Arch by Hyde Park on Saturday 18th May from around 9:30 am… will post more details soon- hope you will be around!
Dear HR departments…
I do enjoy working for you. I do. I also enjoy getting paid for services rendered. HOWEVER, I do not appreciate when your inefficiency and lack of professionalism makes me look inefficient and unprofessional. No consultancy fee is worth that.
Please get you act together. *end rant*
I’m also ending another project with another client. This was was a lot shorter (less than a year), but has also been quite gratifying. In a meeting last week, I was able to sit back and see the managers working through problems, which a year ago, they could not, or were unable to do.
I’d like to take full credit for that, but I can’t. The CEO has really made an effort to be more inclusive, more supportive and clearer on what he wants. It has made quite an impact. My role? whisper in his ear all the things I notice about his staff and the culture while I implemented a Performance management and process improvement project. He listened, took action, and is now reaping the rewards.
Is it perfect? Not by a long shot. Is the work over? No way. But they got the right start, and in my line of business, that goes a long way.
The beginning and the end
I’m in the process of writing a report to conclude a 6-year old project. That is funny because in the initial proposal way back in 2007, it was supposed to be a 6-month long project.
So we missed a couple deadlines, a couple people got fired, some left voluntarily and other parts were put on hold countless times, but it has been one of the most fulfilling projects of my whole life. These clients are now my friends, and I know more about the company that some of their own employees- in fact they treat me as a member of staff, and have been told as such many times.
But it has to end. And guess what? There is still a lot to do. Here is to great work and great clients.
Roaring back into work mode. Clients, meeting, projects. Time to buckle down and make this year amazing.
It’s hard to be optimistic when you see so many people being treated, and treating others so badly at work. It was hard for me. But now its time to be part of the solution. Bring it.