A loss of inspiration

lightbulbMy writing over the past few months has been a bit sporadic. I’ve been less inspired than usual to write, and fewer connections have come to mind. I’ve been thinking about the causes of this for a while – not wanting to put it down to the situation with Covid-19. I believe I’ve figured out what’s wrong – I’m missing two usually familiar sources of inspiration.

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My First Book – Even Tougher Than Herding Cats

Book cover - Herding cats

After roughly a year of work I’ve completed the book I was writing titled “Even Tougher Than Herding Cats”.

The book is focussed on management advice for newly-minted managers, and those taking on broader management and leadership roles.

I know people say “It’s been a labour of love!” and it really has. Not just because I enjoy writing, but because my family love me enough to allow me to pursue this kind of time-consuming project when I’m already away from them a lot because of my day job.

The book is available for pre-order through Amazon Kindle Publishing services, with a due date of January 16th, 2020.

If you enjoy reading the blog, and you would like to support the book, I would really appreciate you picking up a copy (or five!).

While I enjoy writing, it is challenging. The response to this book will determine whether I invest the time, borrowed from my family, to write another.

Thanks for your support, and please let me know what you think.

What I’m reading

Books I’m currently reading or re-reading, books I recommend and those on my backlog in Kindle.  I’m always on the lookout for new books, and welcome recommendations.  I recently found a potential goldmine on Patrick Collison’s site – hundreds of books with no categorisation, which makes it challenging, but interesting to explore.

Currently Reading

  • Strong Recommendations (YMMV)

Waiting to read (Kindle or print to-read list)

  • Administrative Behavior – Herbert A Simon
  • Peak – Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
  • Everything – ok, not quite everything, but there’s a lot out there 🙂
Recently finished

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