Clowns to the left, jokers to the right…

BUT apparently the “middle manager” is no longer stuck in the middle or at least won’t be for much longer! It’s time to free them up according to the Harvard Business Review. What’s your organisation’s take on this? Do they even have “middle managers” or just “middling” ones perhaps! 😉 https://hbr.org/2021/05/its-time-to-free-the-middle-manager?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=dailyalert_notactsubs&deliveryName=DM133682

Raising the bar..

The Economist used the title above – (also a “pun” or play on words) for its recent article concerning the reopening of UK pubs or at least pub gardens and to highlight that pubs might need to keep raising standards or at least reinventing themselves to stay relevant in the post lockdown world. Over here …

To fall for something…..It’s April fool’s day but we wouldn’t fall for this today, would we?!

Well back in the 1950s when the British hadn’t moved on tremendously from their wartime diet, allegedly people did fall for – that is they wrongly believed, this prank or joke played by the BBC. You might find it incredible but remember, back then (and arguably still today) the BBC was a highly trusted and …

The 5 Ps: Just one of the handy expressions that has stuck with me…

since my days at Apex Computer Recruitment London.. and that’s a few moons ago to say the least! 😉 Anyway the 5 Ps; “Proper Preparation Prevents Piss-poor Performance”! And so, I “always” prepare my lessons “thoroughly“. NB The position of the adverbs “always” and “thoroughly“. I have noticed that a lot of non-native English speakers …

I have a special technique for drilling….

in the language class…. and it will help improve your pronunciation and memorisation of vocabulary. It is however, a completely different “kettle of fish” to the to the “drill” music referred to in the Economist’s article (link below). What captured my attention in the article was how it claims London slang or “MLE” – Multicultural …