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 to order through Amazon Kindle Publishing services, with a published 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 I 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/Re-reading

  • Strong Recommendations (YMMV)

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

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

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