Leave the EU with this deal? Where did it go wrong?

Leave the EU like this? To leave the EU has risks as I have discussed several times over the last few years. A deal could mitigate those risks. Or not! I haven’t studied the final deal but I know it’s better than no deal – probably only just....

Equalities issues: missing the point?

Equalities issues often make news Equalities issues should matter not only to politicians. I have written before that institutional racism and similar problems could affect your business. Now the equalities minister has said that we need to move the emphasis away from...

The Risks of relying on Spreadsheets

Do you use spreadsheets? Spreadsheets are one of the main tools of most people in business, and a lot who are not. I have used them for many years whenever I have had a lot of data to manage.  Therefore, I was surprised to receive a report from Ventana Research saying...

Negotiating would be a good idea!

Someone is negotiating badly Negotiating is a key skill for politicians. However, talks between the government and the Mayor of Greater Manchester have not gone well, and have taken too much time, when the situation needed decisions and action. As we don’t know...

The risks of a Shop Your Neighbour policy.

What’s a ‘Shop Your Neighbour’ policy? ‘Shop your neighbour’ means encouraging everyone to report breaches of rules to the authorities. It was in the news recently when Pretty Patel suggested it as a means of enforcing the latest rules...

Do you plan or react?

Plan to manage risks Plans are an important element in all management, including risk management. You need to know what you intend to do before you can identify the risks you may incur. It helps if you keep your objectives in mind and don’t become a slave to the...