Leadership and management

Apparently – everybody believes they know all about leadership and management. This morning I encountered some fool on a forum going, “How strange. What does “power” and “authority” have to do with effective leadership and management? If you think that is how you get a team to deliver the goods when the individuals in it … Read more


I’m going Draw.io mad! LOL. This software is soooo gooood – and free – and nice! ? See my previous post on this. I decided to draw this diagram below with Draw.io  – which has an embed function from the desktop version. It generated the following in code that I embedded into the page. The … Read more

Mindmaps and diagrams

As some will know, I’m very fond of creating mindmaps and flowcharts. I think they provide a very flexible way of looking at how things flow and interact. Sometimes I’m not sure of how exactly my ideas would come together. So, I’d put them into a mindmap and move things around or add stuff over … Read more


As usual this is not a lecture on attitude(s). This post is almost entirely about personal observations and my own thinking about the topic. There is a mindmap constructed after reading many sound references. In no way is this post a complete exploration of the topic. I can imagine I have missed some important issues. … Read more

Problem solving

As usual, it’s some discussion in the background that motivates me to think deeply about these things. But I draw on my experience of how people approach problems in general. I’ve been trying to extract some broad themes across a range of ‘problems’. So, I’m not focusing on mathematical, IT or housing problems etc. This … Read more