Issue 240: 2020 07 02: Let’s Have Competence

02 July 2020 Let’s Have Competence Not Competencies. By Richard Pooley “But the opposite of incompetent is competent, no?” my German business client, Helmut, insisted.  “No,” I replied.  “Just ‘competent’ is not enough.  You need to say ‘very competent’ or ‘really competent’.”  This exchange came about because Helmut had described a British subordinate as “competent”… Continue reading Issue 240: 2020 07 02: Let’s Have Competence

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Issue 240: 2020 07 02: E-negotiations?

02 July 2020 E-negotiations? Building in failure. By Robert Kilconner. More women directors?  More accountants?  A higher proportion of non-executives?  Increased personal responsibility for managing directors?  Better representation of the workforce?  Name any corporate reform you like and someone will tell you that it will improve the standard of decision-making, or perhaps reduce the standard,… Continue reading Issue 240: 2020 07 02: E-negotiations?

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Issue 240: 2020 07 02: Diary of a Corbynista

2 July 2020 Diary of a Corbynista Leicester Incredibly Important by Don Urquhart 25 June In a long Independent article covering many aspects of Maxine Peake’s career and thoughts there was the following: “Systemic racism is a global issue,” she adds. “The tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck that… Continue reading Issue 240: 2020 07 02: Diary of a Corbynista

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Issue 240: 2020 07 02: View from the Cotswolds

2 July 2020 View from the Cotswolds Backfilling Brexit:  Pie in the Sky By Paul Branch As Boris soars breathlessly on his laudable mission to avoid austerity and spend, spend, spend our way back to economic stability (any comments, Dave/George?), a small item on his shopping list is “1 satellite system, slightly used, cheap”.  He… Continue reading Issue 240: 2020 07 02: View from the Cotswolds

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Issue 240: 2020 07 02: Crossword

2 July 2020 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 240 Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword   Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword   Click for the solution to crossword no. 239   Share this using…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail

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