Never has a generation held so many useless, unused degrees and yet felt so entitled to having it all. Unfortunately selfishness just might be our legacy. Our tombstones would read "A bunch of educated fools.", if anyone were around to see them.
It's 6.17 on Wednesday morning. It's dark and quiet. Yesterday Prime Minister Theresa May gave the go-ahead to the third
I am caught in the rut. Again. I am sending out brutally polished CVs to companies whose names I can barely pronounce. I am writing motivation letters for jobs I am least motivated to do. I am blatantly exaggerating business skills I hardly possess. And worst of all, I am sitting through interviews with people I barely find bearable. All this for what? I am desperate for a job. Not "a job". "The job!"
What I'd like to know is, do these workers ever consider all the time they waste on internet shopping, booking holidays, talking to their mums and friends, surfing social media, nipping out for an extra unscripted fag or loo break?
What I'm M.A.D. About: The end is near for businesses that can't demonstrate how they Make A Difference.
One of my coaching clients (who we'll call Jane), a board level director with a multi million dollar insurance firm recently
Next week on Thursday 6 June the world's largest security firm G4S, will hold its annual general meeting in the City of London. A large coalition of groups, including several refugee rights organisations, has called for a to be held outside the event, in protest of G4S's varying and widespread human rights abuses.
It's the kind of headline that could almost have you wondering whether you had one too many after all on New Year's Eve, and have just woken from a long and boozy slumber to find it's April Fool's Day already. Check the date - it's not 1 April, and these people mean it.
Letting go and giving stakeholders a louder say in how things are run is now - paradoxically - a core component of staying in control for many large organisations, whether capitalist or communist, or a fashionably modern mixture of both.
I learnt this at a town meeting in Godalming, Surrey where residents are trying to fight the supermarket chain in the hope of replicating the success of Totnes v. Costa Coffee this week. Does the success of Totnes inspire other towns to believe that they, too, can win over large corporations or was it a 'once in a blue moon' retreat? I hope that Godalming will boost this statistic because communities need some more blue moons or else all towns will become faceless replicas of branded Britain.