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Mar
15
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March 15 – AM put an article on introversion in a national newspaper on my desk this morning. It has relevance to the discussion we’re having on developing people. 

Mar
08
13

March 8 - My wife has phoned me to tell me it's Thursday. "So?" I replied. And then realised that means it is parent's evening at school.

I scarper soon as a result - straight there now. 

Mar
06
10

 

March 5 - Monday, Monday.

I was somewhat surprised to receive a complaint from the auditors about the treatment of their staff member today. They have said he was bullied in the course of his duties and the auditor wants us to justify our treatment of him.

Mar
01
5

March 1 - Well the close of the last financial year did not go quite as planned.

Feb
29

February 28 - This would normally be year end day for us but leap years give us another day for sorting things out and getting stock done.

Feb
24
4

February 24 - We've been bugged of late by a series of, admittedly relatively small, debtors 'disappearing'.

Feb
22

February 22 - Once upon a time we used to talk about our growth pipeline. Now we talk about our sustainable turnover.

Does language make a difference?  I think it does. The change reflects how hard it is to grow now.

Feb
20

February 20 - What always strikes me when i return to work after a holiday is just how long the working day is.

I won't notice by Wednesday but right now it seems an interminable age since I got here this morning and it's only 5pm.

Feb
17

February 16 - Yes, this is one of my "holidays".

So far I've done two meetings, cleared umpteen mails, and am now going out for the final meeting.

And then I go back to join the family who will, I hope, have noticed my absence today.

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