Archive

Here you will find a treasure trove of interesting, useful, amusing and downright quirky items which appeal to Rod's sense of humour or professionalism - or both.  We've grouped them into Transition. Business and Pleasure:

 

Transition

FMMS (Frequently Made Mistakes)

Some of life's hard lessons about the transition process.  We are always eager to add to this from our clients' experiences along the way.

 

The Top Twenty Tips

Wonderful advice for the incoming CEO or other senior executive.  Carry it with you at all times for at least three months!

 

Interview Horror Stories

A client swears these things really did happen ...

 

Working in the Public Sector

A serious and useful filter for private sector people wondering whether are willing and able to cross the great divide.

 

Business

 

Why Treat Your People Like Dirt?

From The Times in 2005 comes this provocatively different view of employment...

 

The View from the Top - and from the Bottom

... and this one is just plain cynical (if accurate).

 

Uncle Rod's Deathless One Liners

Some of these appear on our Home Page.  Here is the distilled wisdom of Rod's executive and Boardroom experience, the finest lessons we can offer.

 

Probably the best Chairman's Statement ever

Vintage approximately 2009, a wonderful swipe at the Blair - Brown era.

 

Pleasure

Logic Problems

If you enjoy these you probably have too much time on your hands!

 

Washington Post Neologism Contest 2010

Fun for all wordsmiths and phrasemakers.

 

Tim Cheshire's Spelling Test

Tortuous words, a surefire way to lose your friends at a party.

 

Railroads and Horses

The definitive answer to a question which I'll bet had never occurred to you: who decided the gauge of the railways?

 

Dilbert

Dedicated to all our readers over the age of about 15...

 

Administratium 

The definitive definition of bureaucracy

 

Only the Brave

One of the best short letters ever to The Times (and how true, how true ...)