Stress Annoyance Month

Apparently, it’s Stress Awareness Month – which seems to last twelve. It’s an opportunity for people to pontificate about how wonderful they are at understanding stress when, in reality, they couldn’t give a hoot about that message in marketing and on social media posts when it isn’t that Month. And I have my own takeContinue reading “Stress Annoyance Month”

How To Complete EVERYTHING in Two Minutes

It really is the only answer to procrastination.

Effective Memo Management

You’d be amazed how badly people deal with incoming mail. Not e-mail – that’s an essay in and of itself, but paperwork, including documentation received through electronic case management systems as well as internal memoranda and general mail. The main problem is a reluctance to deal with it, and that reluctance comes from the factContinue reading “Effective Memo Management”

Cheaper than a Jack Reacher novel, and a lot more useful to YOU.

Just because your job title doesn’t include ‘manager’ doesn’t mean that you can’t learn and apply time management. Just change the name to event control…..

DC W.S. Churchill, 2005. How Auto-University Solved a Murder.

I’m not sure if it’s my age, my musical taste or any other issue but it drives me nuts when I am passed by a yoof in a car and all I can discern from the ‘music’ being played inside it is a rhythmic thudding, which is assaulting the occupant’s ears far more aggressively thanContinue reading “DC W.S. Churchill, 2005. How Auto-University Solved a Murder.”

Use a personal diary for your policing planning? Then read this – it’s important.

Please note that while the following has been drafted following consultation with the Information Commissioners Office, it is to be taken as the opinion of the author alone. I have always promoted using one planning system for everyhing – work and personal, and when I was in the job I did exactly that. (Before youContinue reading “Use a personal diary for your policing planning? Then read this – it’s important.”

Push Their Stuff Away With Your Stuff -When You Can.

One of the key psychological barriers to stress-free living is the internal conflict that arises between what others require us to do and what we want to do. Most of the time and for most people, we choose our professions and we love to do what our professions require of us. Unfortunately, what we perceivedContinue reading “Push Their Stuff Away With Your Stuff -When You Can.”

Help! I need input from those ‘young in service’ officers and staff.

I want to know what methods newer staff are being taught that helps them cope with their workload. If any.

Brief Backwards – Put your Team before the Organisation

That’s a title that most managers would consider an anathema to good policing, but it really isn’t a threat to good order and effectiveness. In fact, I would argue it will enhance effectiveness big time. I shall explain. The traditional operational briefing process starts with what’s new and needs attention, followed by some justified sighingContinue reading “Brief Backwards – Put your Team before the Organisation”