I Don’t Know

“I don’t know”. Why do we fear to utter those three little words? Whether at work helping a colleague, or with your children helping them with their homework, we’re terrified of the inevitable time we are asked a question we don’t know the answer to. But rather than admit it, we mumble, hesitate and stumble… Continue reading

Cloudflare and WordPress Redirect Loop

I’m going to get straight into the nitty gritty of this. I recently set up Cloudflare to sit in front of this WordPress blog and ran into an issue where the site ended up in a redirect loop. I’ll assume that you have Cloudflare set up (https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/categories/200275218 if not) and you’ve installed WordPress (https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress). Now… Continue reading

Treat Your Staff Like Children

Watch children play. In particular, very young children – 2 or 3 years old. How do they learn? Do they read the instructions beforehand? Do they follow a set down process blindly that’s been given to them by their parents? Do they sit their waiting for someone to tell them what to do? Or do they dive in head first, make loads of mistakes, experiment with different approaches and finally get to something that works or improves their understanding?

Now look at your staff. Which category would they fall into?

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Kanban All The Things

Agile, and in particular Kanban, has more value outside of software development than a lot of people realise. The tipping point for me was the trip I’m currently planning with four friends; a weekend hiking in the highlands of Scotland.

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