Author Archives: Neil

  1. True choice is sacrifice

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    September 1, 2014 by Neil

    True choice is about making selections and accepting sacrifices. Yet our organisational history is of pretending we are offering choice, whilst really disempowering the individual by not letting them take responsibility for their selections. Instead we have tried to pretend that everything is possible and achievable. It isn’t. We can’t be and we can’t have everything. We will always have to choose.

  2. A letter to Penny

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    August 11, 2014 by Neil

    Twenty two years ago I failed my A-levels. This week a bunch of people will go through that same experience. This is for them.

  3. We are our choices

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    August 4, 2014 by Neil

    If the world of work is changing, and I think we all need to accept that it is, and if the employment relationship is changing. Then why are we still managing the employee life cycle in the way that we’ve been doing for decades? What’s wrong with choice? What’s wrong with freedom? And why can’t we design the organisation to provide it?

  4. Your happiness is your responsibility; it’s time to quit your job

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    July 28, 2014 by Neil

    The biggest cause of employee dissatisfaction is regret. The failure of individual employees to take ownership of their choices and to exercise the options that they have, rather than bemoaning the areas that they can’t control. Choice and action are the only ways to happiness, the past is the past and life is too short to sit being unhappy and blaming others.

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