22.01.12. On the way to London for a series of meetings that will determine what I’m going to be doing over the next few months.
I’m been undertaking an interim role, helping an organisation to develop a new function. I’m meeting one of the Exec today to discuss my proposed strategy and agree how they want to go about implementing it. It’s highly likely that the organisation will be bringing in someone to take the plans forward and although I’d like the opportunity to do this myself, I suspect that they are looking for a more permanent solution.
So, I need to be considering my next steps. I’m clear about what I’m looking to do in my career moving forward and have some very focused goals to achieve, so I’m not unduly concerned. In fact, to have a deadline to work towards to handover the reins will be good – everyone needs clarity!
So interesting times ahead. I’ll keep you updated on progress.
19.12.13. It’s safe to say that I’ve had better days than today!
I found out that the interim role that I’ve been undertaking has been advertised, not for a permanent replacement (which was expected) but for a more senior interim person – feels like I’ve been given a kick in the balls, if I’m honest! Especially considering that I then had to spend the day in a management meeting with a team that presumably knew about the plans but didn’t say anything.
It’s not unexpected, the challenge I suppose of coming from the wrong side of the fence – in this case from the company that has recently been acquired! Nonetheless, it certainly put a dampener on the festivities leading up to Christmas.
Onwards and upwards!
After yesterday’s storms, woke up this morning to clear blue skies – what a contrast. Went out for an early morning walk on the banks of the Thames and took some amazing photographs (even if I say so myself). I really enjoy photography and have commenced a diploma course to really get to understand what it takes to create consistently great photos. Didn’t appreciate just how complicated it all was before starting the course, but certainly getting to grips with it all now.
I’m probably more suited to landscapes that portraits at the moment but I’m just in the process of ordering proper backdrops and lighting kit so watch out the fashion world, I’m gearing up….
As my daughter informed me earlier, only six more sleeps until Santa arrives. Need a good day tomorrow to clear up a lot of things so that I can concentrate over the weekend on getting all my presents sorted and wrapped – nothing like being on the last minute.
Any ideas for the wife who has everything?