Explaining the Lack of Weeknotes

I’ve not written any weeknotes since my unremarkable endnote. That was when I came to Defra as part of the Brexit surge. In my first few weeks here I was in the EU emergency centre, helping test our preparations in Continue reading Explaining the Lack of Weeknotes

Negotiation 101 – Understanding Brexit Negotiations

Negotiation 101 isn’t a direct comment on the Brexit negotiations, but I’ve written it this week as a bit of background for all those commenting on the Brexit negotiations that don’t seem to have any clue whatsoever about how one Continue reading Negotiation 101 – Understanding Brexit Negotiations

How will you be choosing your next boss?

I’m now in a position of needing to choose my next boss. My loan to DCMS is nearly over, a year has flown by, mostly very enjoyable. If I had a free choice I’d be staying here, my team are Continue reading How will you be choosing your next boss?

Getting A Civil Service Job

Today is my last day in my current civil service job. On Monday I will start a new civil service job, on promotion, with a different civil service department. Figuratively, I will be at the other end of Government. Physically Continue reading Getting A Civil Service Job

Green Ink for happier editing?

For almost two decades I have used green ink when commenting on documents and for editing.  I’ve come to believe that green ink is the best colour for editing for a variety of reasons. Here they are.   Green Ink Continue reading Green Ink for happier editing?