One of my first initiatives since I stopped working, was to make an appointment with the chairperson of the local chamber of business. One of the avenues I consider is to buy a small business. I gained valuable experience in managing different races, sexes and religions in the editorial team at my previous job and [...]
Archive for April, 2008
What would one call someone with whom you network after retrenchment? Not all are friends, not all are business associates, and some you meet because you are referred to them or just walk into their offices. Not all are necessarily on your side. The Reader’s Digest Wordpower dictionary gives the solution as a “networker” – [...]
This morning I went back to the office to introduce my successor to the journalists. It was the appropriate thing to do for no other reason than that is who I am.
OK. A lot has happened in the last few days. The initial offer from the company was pay till the end of the year (eight months). We settled for 12 months. As this blog is about my insights – although unimportant – I will share the reasoning behind the decisions I make in the hope [...]
Everyone wants to help and therefore everyone wants you to follow their solution. It seems the biggest issue is my reaction to what is happening. Colleagues sympathise when they see me or come and visit me in the office. The sympathy is well-meant but also a result of the insecurity the whole episode created with [...]
Consider this scenario: You are a newspaper editor in a big publishing house. (http://www.sharedata.co.za/Data/000153/main.htm). You anger a member of senior management because you differ from him on a matter. More than two years later, he calls you in to tell you that he has all along been dissatisfied with your performance and gives you a [...]