Do you run your day or does the day run you? Scan through this simple list of symptoms and see which apply to you; Do you find yourself easily distracted? Do you take longer to complete relatively simple tasks? At
A couple of years ago I wrote an article highlighting the fascinating work of anthropologist and psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar, supporting my view on hype surrounding the importance of the numbers of social media connections. Dunbar’s research into the social interaction
Prior to all things going digital and smartphones embedding themselves in our lives, we had a simpler more straightforward life. In the past your number of friends could be counted in birthday or Christmas cards or the entries in the
Recently we witnessed the media storm related to an exchange between two “professional” individuals on LinkedIn. By professional I’m talking about a barrister and a senior solicitor. No lightweights in the legal world. An associate tenant barrister working toward a
I’m not the first to write on this topic nor the last but it’s the subject of today’s blog because I feel quite strongly about this growing phenomenon. There are an estimated 1.8 billion of us using smartphones and
Back in the early 1980’s a US sit com hit our screens and almost immediately became a hit. Centred on a small bar in Boston the show introduced us to a series of characters who were the regulars and staff
Last week proved to be an example of what life can deliver if you just say “yes” rather than look at the diary and excuse yourself. Like many I have a busy schedule but as you know “busy” doesn’t always
Having just returned from a trip to California I’m inspired to write about customer service. Not that we encountered the very best at every turn, yes it was mostly very good but my TripAdvisor reviews did include the odd horror.
Oscar Wilde’s famous quote from his only published novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is one that intrigues me. It can have a number of subtle meanings but within the novel it is specifically relating to the bartering of an
A short while ago I was asked to present at a Practice Management Conference to owners and senior managers of law firms in the UK. The brief for this event was to present on the challenge of engaging with younger
Later this year our first born turns 20. Her generation has been the first to grow up in the “social” World we all now inhabit. Migrating from MSN messenger a brief flirtation with MySpace before Facebook appeared on the scene.
Have you noticed it’s getting harder to generate meaningful responses and take part in active “real time” conversations on social media platforms? I have and I know many others who experience the same issue which is why I think we
Charles Darwin knew a thing or two about evolution. If I can cast my mind back to my human biology lessons, the term coined by the great naturalist was “Natural Selection”. It took a little while for this radical theory
I’m fed up with hearing that we’re living in “interesting times” we’re not. We’re actually living in the times outlined by Dickens in a Tale of Two Cities. I’m sure you all know the opening chapter of the book word
What lies behind the sudden increase in solicitors firms merging? Is it a need for personal partner security, succession or future proofing, fear of failing or a strategic move to build a successful business? 2013 has revealed a weekly supply