2021 may not be as turbulent a year as 2020 has been but with Brexit coming into effect and the impact of COVID-19 still being felt, it is still like to be a complex and uncertain time. Read More
2020 is going to be a special year in many ways… There will be highs and lows…
I concluded my blog on goal setting with these words as the year began. Little did I know what would transpire and where we would find ourselves in the summer. Read More
What are the six key attributes we look for in our Parliamentarians? In this article, I will delve a little deeper.
I was sceptical about the values of Goal Setting.
In my first job I had one of those 80s managers who would bang on about ‘There’s no I in Team’ and ‘making an impact’, whatever that meant. One of his innovations was forcing us all to set personal goals for the coming year – it was a good way of getting us to sign up to impossible objectives and tedious tasks without appearing to be imposing them. Of course, he was always on hand to tell us to be ‘more stretching’.
Politics is an adversarial profession. The whole essence of debate is conflict between two or more points of view. Cases are made with passion and often the winner takes all. Social media allows the conflict to be played out in real time. It is very tempting to respond immediately in the hope of brutally crushing an opponent but this can be unwise and you will have plenty of time for regrets.