The “change” that (trade) publishing as an industry needs is coming along more slowly than many observers and commentators thought. As policy, platforms and technology continue to zip through iteration after iteration with mesmerizing speed, the cultural issues with parts of the industry seem to keep dragging, with the odd exception. The deeper structural problems,Continue reading “Slow by Design”
A new Manics album, then, and the metronomic tick of time. It brings with it not so much an album as a set of memories and touchstones, a gallery of images, slogan-daubed jeans and beery gigs, of making it my own way, finding out what that way was, who was part of it. I haven’tContinue reading ““It Couldn’t Last Without The Hurt””
I haven’t really kept up this blog, and I write this from the vantage point of a holiday being just back from holiday. It does seem to me that changing location as much as anything else stirs the will to write. I continue to journal, but very infrequently. Any kind of creative output is fairlyContinue reading “Incremental Update”
I came across this article today in the Guardian, entitled Brain fog: how trauma, uncertainty and isolation have affected our minds and memory and aside from the newspaper’s annoying house style that eschews capitalization seemingly at random, it offered a lightbulb moment. I urge people to read it, especially if they are wondering what hasContinue reading “Of Course Freud Had a Word For It”
The world of work is changing, rapidly. Publishing is no different and one of the ways to keep on top of that change is continuing professional development, or CPD. It is a well-established part of sustainable and holistic career development, and the number of courses you are able to take from your own screen atContinue reading “Five CPD Courses That Are Hot Right Now”
A small update to celebrate a milestone that I actually reached in January. I am now certified to Practitioner level in Change Management. I sat the CMI/APMG exam in January, a two and a half hour exam which is a real step change from the Foundation. The syllabus goes over the same ground but inContinue reading “CMI/APMG Change Management”
If you log into an “About Us” page on an organization and the people all look and sound very similar, then this is the mark of an organization that is not embracing diversity. Those kinds of pages are a feature of the system, not a bug. It is not heteregenous, it is homogenous. It isContinue reading “Changing approaches to change”
What counts as emotional intelligence in change management – how easily can it be defined?
What can we do better in publishing when we implement systems thinking?
Where publishing is concerned, given the parlous state of affairs described by the Lee and Low Survey from the US, and damning reports from various UK initiatives, this might be no bad thing at all.