Every now and then I get amazed by the talent people have and how far away from their skills I am. I am more amazed when I consider these talents are set against what I would suggest are simple tasks.
The first example is Jeremy Clarkson’s Sunday Times articles http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/jeremy_clarkson/
I don’t know how long I have been reading his Times material but week in week out, I have come to acknowledge, that agree or disagree with him, his ability to randomly talk about a rather absurd subject and then link it with a car he is reviewing paragraphs later, is a talent. Its an article about a car, not hard to write, but consistently he makes it different.
The second has been a more recent development and its the reading of a blogg. There are several bloggs I like to read and keep up to date with but this week I signed up to http://wwwsethgodin.typepad.com/ and have duly been impressed. Seth’s ability to write daily material that always seems current and relevant is fantastic. I struggle to write a blogg weekly, his daily.
I have met neither of these guys so I aren’t commenting on their personalities not am I wanting to impose their beliefs onto readers. Credit where credit is due, writing articles consistently is a talent, a simple activity done well, these two do it well.
Time to look at the simple things and identify them as a talent.
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#leadersdebate Cam needs to study Blair, he lacks any humor and as such charachter, you cant relate to him. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck Delete
Mandelson backing up Brown, Labour are over. Quite clearly a 2 horse race and Labour aren’t in it. about 11 hours ago via UberTwitter Delete
Jose does it again. 9:41 PM Apr 28th via TweetDeck Delete
@liz__oliver haha, as Harry Hill would say…. FIGHT…. Have a look at these mushrooms. Hungry. 9:22 PM Apr 28th via TweetDeck in reply to liz__oliver Delete
jamie, footy, jamie, footy jamie, footy… need to tv’s. 9:06 PM Apr 28th via TweetDeck Delete
Good RT–> @rhodri If you didn’t see Dr Eurfyl Ap Gwilym give Paxman a taste of his own medicine last night: http://goo.gl/aiDY (38 mins) 11:44 AM Apr 27th via web Retweeted by you and 15 others
RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth’s Blog: Reaching the unreachable http://bit.ly/3j6Xhd – Its a really good blog… must do some work tho. 11:56 AM Apr 27th via TweetMeme Delete
I cant completely blame the person, theylll b £350 per month better off on benefits rather than working 3 days a week. 2:42 PM Apr 26th via web Delete
Let down again by a British worker and had to save the day with a foreigner. 2:33 PM Apr 26th via web Delete
Leeds #carniege stay in the premiership, great victory, thought they were going to throw it away tho. 6:27 PM Apr 25th via UberTwitter Delete
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This election is not about the best of the best but best of the worst. 8:08 AM Apr 23rd via UberTwitter Delete
#Leadersdebate Did Dave just loose it then? Or is that his angry side? Grrrr 9:05 PM Apr 22nd via TweetDeck Delete
@charltonbrooker #leadersdebate if you continually abuse the politicians, who else will do the job, hence you end up with morons. 8:48 PM Apr 22nd via TweetDeck in reply to charltonbrooker Delete
A good day and blumming good day. Home I think. Maybe a cheaky bbq…hmmm 5:37 PM Apr 22nd via web Delete
What a great and lovely day. Sun is out and the sky is blue…. its still cold though. 10:26 AM Apr 22nd via web
A friend just had his laptop stolen from under the toilet door. Gutting but quite funny at the same time. 4:38 PM Apr 21st via UberTwitter
Oh dear lord turning into my Grandad, had something really important to say and cant remember what it was. 3:44 PM Apr 21st via web
@louisetriance had to call them yest re finding site to post jobs.. done through business link now… Staff had no idea!!! 9:38 PM Apr 20th via TweetDeck in reply to louisetriance
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When I worked in the public sector the consistent issue was that the wrong information was far worse than no information. Whether it was publication for the press or a spread sheet documenting archived ISO documents, we had to omit data, rather than get it wrong.
Recently I was chatting to my sister and mother who were discussing the pressures of their work. Both have successful careers within the NHS. I listened to them talk. Both are incredible women and demonstrate great ability, there subject for discussion was emails. My sister had 3000 in her inbox and my Mum commented that she had recently spent half a days deleting unnecessary messages but still had more than she could remember.
The private sector is different. Here the motto is … have a go, what’s the worse that could happen?
You see in the private sector, we see more need in what’s happening tomorrow, than what happened yesterday. Maintaining documents for reference is soon out stripped by the demands of customers, which are ever changing.
When recruiting there are many guidance notes and procedures you are advised to follow. Recruitment is so essential for the development of your business as the staff in your business are literally the building blocks on which your business rest and ultimately on which you preside upon.
Take your time when looking for candidates don’t feel that you need to take the first person that fits the profile and at the same time bear in mind that the next person that walks through your door might be ideal. Customers have often become great employees, as they understand the product. At the same time profiling for roles is often based on what you have had succeed in the past that may or may not be the right formula for the current environment.
Be aware of local markets and how they are treating their staff. Transferable skills come from the most unlikely of places.
Having a tweet up or in simple terms, a meet up with anyone who is working close to or within the dental industry. Very interested to hear from any body that is in the Yorkshire or surrounding counties and can make the meeting on Thursday the 8th. No agenda just a meet up to plan more regular get together.
Call Rob on 01274 722122 if your interested.