Becoming an employer (3) - contracts

One of the easiest things, for me, about setting up as an employer was creating the Letter of Employment, to summarise all the terms and...

Becoming an employer (1)

As of today, I am an employer! I’m still a sole trader (yes, you CAN employ people as a sole trader, you don't have to be a limited...

The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo

Most recently, I’ve been reading “The Making of a Manager” by Julie Zhuo and I recommend it for anyone starting out as a people manager....

Wallace and Gromit mug

I'm not sure where this mug actually came from (perhaps Martin Hopkins remembers), but for a long time now our household has been very...

The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey

Productivity is a passion of mine. I’ve completed quite a few psychological profiles over the years and almost all point towards an...

Tea and coffee mugs

For this MUG STORY, first we need a shout out to Becky Gill, as me owning these mugs is down to her. Becky was my best friend at the...

Square, flowery mug

This is another of my loyal mugs that get used at least once per week. It was given to me by an important person in my career so far -...

DRIVE by Daniel H Pink

DRIVE was published in 2009 and I was given a copy the following year by the CEO I was working for at the time. I read it and was...

My favourite mug

The mug in the picture for my first book report is one I used for many years at the office when I worked for Defaqto. Anyone who knows me...