Author Archives: Adam Blackie

About Adam Blackie

A career Freelance Accountant who specialises in leading helping others to hold onto their money.

Unsung Hero

I read recently a passage from a book, South Latitude by F.D. Ommanney, which was written in 1938 following a trip to the Antarctic continent in the late 1930’s. There is an interesting contemporary review from the Spectator Archive and an … Continue reading

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Defining Change Management

There are plenty of complex ways to define Change Management. I try to keep it simple and easy to understand. Good things often come in threes, so here is change defined by the ‘Rule of Three’. Change Management is how … Continue reading

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Making decisions using Esse Quam Videri

This was my old grammar school motto. Esse quam videri is a Latin phrase meaning “To be, rather than to seem (to be)”. More on the meaning and history of the phrase can be found on Wikipedia here. It is an interesting phrase, encouraging … Continue reading

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What does good project management look like?

Here is a quote from a blog I read recently. I found it here – “……….. it’s true to say that good management is a bit like oxygen – it’s invisible and you don’t notice its presence until it’s gone, … Continue reading

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Do you expect chocolate chips in your cookies?

Many people like cookies, and I am one of those people. I like cookies even more when they have chocolate chips in them. Furthermore, my preference is for plain chocolate, but I like milk chocolate ones too. One day a … Continue reading

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Something for those who are leaders.

This is just a bit of fun for the summer ……or is it? I have known this short poem by Roger McGough for years, and have just rediscovered it. For me, it sums up so much about the ambitions, aspirations … Continue reading

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I always wanted to be a procrastinator, but I never got around to it.

I was thinking about decision-making. I made one. I decided to write this short blog about the reality of decision-making. The question I asked was; “How do we know when a decision is made?” and I think the answer is; “When we stop talking about … Continue reading

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Are you leading or implementing change?

Many managers and change consultants advocate holistic and collaborative approaches to change. Typically they use phrases such as; “cultivating a change culture” or “empowering people to change” or “advocating change to allow its benefits room to breathe and grow.” I agree with, and prefer to … Continue reading

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