And then, back to base
The time cam to go back to base.
The good news is others are doing so to get billing under way.
I've done so to make sure all is under control, there's no leakage in the system elsewhere, and to do those mundane things I tried to ignore last week, like shareholder's asking for the agenda for the next board meeting.
It so happens that given that AM ran the base last week everything is under control. In fact, she won other work as well for our so called new division (which is having a less than spectacular time as government cuts hit - my idea to advance into the public sector was not so inspired after all, although still profitable).
But it's the sheer routine that get's me. Admittedly my PA does much of it, but some things I just have to do and have to know. I stress: this is not externally imposed admin of the sort most CEOs seem to spend their time moaning about. This is internal stuff (some things require my authorisation) and others require me tobe aware of issues so we aren't caught out.
And some are just people needing to come in to talk, and then be sent on their way with the confidence that they knew the answer all along - or so I hope.
The last is important. I still believe a lot of CEOs work on the basis of making it clear they only want to hear the good news and that all ideas are to be creditd to them. I conciously try to break both rules. I recommend it. It works. Not only is the business better for doing so - so are the people in it.