brɛvɪti - noun 1. Concise and exact use of words in writing or speech. (Concision, succinctness, economy of language, shortness, briefness, pithiness, incisiveness, crispness, compactness, compression.) 2. Shortness of time. (Transience, transitoriness, ephemerality, impermanence; e.g. "the brevity of human life.") As we process through working life, there is ever more we have seen; and a … Continue reading Brevity

Professional Standards

By John Worne Often as organisations grow, they 'professionalise'.  Bringing more outside expertise in key areas is often crucial as scale and complexity increase - in Finance, IT, HR, Estates, Governance, Legal, Security, Risk and the list goes on. Very often incoming professionals have a difficult transition - especially when things in their new organisation … Continue reading Professional Standards

Developing a Growth Mentality: ‘Lean in’ by Sheryl Sandberg

By John Worne An important insight for Specialist-Generalists from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (among a great many others) is Eric Schmidt of Google's advice that only one criterion matters when picking a job - fast growth.  Sandberg writes: 'When companies grow quickly, there are more things to do than people to do them. When companies … Continue reading Developing a Growth Mentality: ‘Lean in’ by Sheryl Sandberg