3 Oct 2019

An abridged version of this article was first published in The Australian newspaper on 4 October 2019.

I have heard on many occasions from different people that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is killing General Aviation (GA) with its new, onerous rules. Real...

20 Apr 2018

Click here for a video of the delivery of Mexican food to my house - the video is also available on the "Videos" tab.

A trial of commercial deliveries by a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS or "drone") to houses in my neighbourhood has recently moved to a more buil...

17 Jan 2018

Does it often seem that reports are badly written?

Do you think people seem to have trouble putting together a logical argument?

Do you find that reports are poorly structured? 

Do the conclusions drawn bear no resemblance to the argument put forward?

Do the conclusions co...

12 Jan 2018

Have fun at work!

If you are not having fun at work…why not?! Life’s too short to be miserable for one third of it.

People like to do different things. So, that’s good – it would be tricky if we all liked doing the same thing.

I always try to let staff do what they like t...

26 Oct 2017

I had a privileged upbringing. I went to one of the best private schools in the UK. When I left school I didn't think I was stupid, slow and dull. I knew I was.

At that time the schools in the UK didn't publish their exam results at "O" level (age 16) and "A" level...

28 Sep 2017

1.   Practice – very few people are natural presenters so practicing helps. Try your presentation in front of the mirror, video yourself, ask your partner or colleague to listen and provide feedback to you. Try subjecting the dog to your best efforts!

Preparation

2....

24 Aug 2017

“A good reputation is more valuable than money.”  Publilius Syrus, Maxims

People can acquire reputations for all sorts of things; being outspoken, good at finishing projects on time and on budget, good at dealing with difficult staff, being intolerant of fools, bei...

23 Aug 2017

I always encourage my team to tell me The Bad News.

My previous Boss had a similar view. On one occasion, early in his tenure when I was still learning how much he wanted to know about what was happening in my area, I didn’t tell him about a matter relating to Sydney Ai...

16 Aug 2017

Don’t say you're short of staff – you can think it but don’t say it.

You may well have more work than staff to do it. Yep, most people know what that's like. 

However, if you say (or worse, keep saying) that your section or department is short of staff, two things may ha...

9 Aug 2017

Watch what bad managers do and don't do what they do!  

You don’t have to do the course or the seminar or the post-graduate degree to learn what is good management. Watch what managers do and work out for yourself whether what they are doing is working. If you thin...

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