When It’s February And You’re Already Behind Plan

Are you in this spot? Before you are even get a couple of months into a new budget year you’re already behind. People just back from leave, a bunch of new starters to on-board, action list growing and day to day demands not affording you the time. When you reach...

Drilling Deeper

Aristotle, one of the fathers of geology, student of Plato, and tutor of Alexander The Great, once wrote – “Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” So, too, is the key to getting the most out of your geos – developing the right management habits. Although It might seem...

For Want of a Nail

The story goes that it was late in August, 1485, as the summer heat was starting to soften, when one of the king’s grooms lead the monarch’s own favourite steed to the royal blacksmith. “Shoe him quickly, for the king needs to ride him to battle this very day,” said...

Don’t Find Yourself Precisely Wrong

When the Challenger space shuttle exploded off the coast of Florida on January 28, 1986, Wayne Hale was head of the Propulsion Systems Section, Systems Division, Mission Operations, NASA. If you think you’ve experienced systems failure in your job, imagine if the entire event was being televised live around the...