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Author Archives: lawrence serewicz
How not to lead or manage a health crisis
Trump’s response to the health crisis is problematic. He has botched the four steps of a crisis response that Joshua M Sharfstein identified in his excellent book: The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide.[i] The four steps are: Identifying the crisis, … Continue reading
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Raiders of the lost Ark is the story of GDPR preparations.
I was reflecting on GDPR preparations and it struck me that the best movie to explain GDPR preparations was Raiders of the Lost Ark. The film starts with Indiana Jones (our lowly DPA officers and the upstanding DPA consultants) trying … Continue reading
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Apologies, the wrong article was posted to this blog
Dear Subscribers, I hope you are enjoying the blog. Please accept my apologies as the previous article was not a topic for this blog. I posted the wrong article to this blog. The intended home for the article was at … Continue reading
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Why do you work for the Sun?
For a number of years, people have campaigned against the Sun newspaper. The rallying cry is “Don’t buy the Sun”. The movement emerged after the Sun’s infamous and defamatory headline. The campaign has grown with the advent of social media. … Continue reading
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If you work at Fox News, you enabled Roger Ailes
For 20 years, Roger Ailes ruled over Fox News like a personal fiefdom. He was in control and everyone knew it. If you did not do as he wanted, you would soon find that you were no longer needed. Even … Continue reading
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Silence and the South Yorkshire Police
For 27 years, the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) were institutionally silent about their Hillsborough failures. For 27 years the officers maintained their silence. For 27 years, they fought hard to deny the truth. The issue was not a dispute over … Continue reading
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Who was going to stop Roger Ailes?
In any organisation, the question is never “how did sexual harassment occur”, it is “who is going to stop it?” The organisation will not stop it unless someone stops him. The organisation as organisation will simply continue to function as … Continue reading
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If the future of work is automation, what is the future of management?
I have been wrestling with this question for a few months. I have been interested in the way automation is changing work and what it means for the future of work. Some of my essays over the past years have … Continue reading
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Answering Drucker’s Questions for an information Organisation
Do you know what information your managers need to do their jobs?
How much of the data is for control and how much for information?
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Two Continents, Two Information Governance Conferences, One Conclusion
Originally posted on PHIGs IMC Inc.:
Over the last few weeks I attended the AIIM Conference (the theme was Digital Transformation in Action) in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and the IRMS Conference (the theme was Information Superheroes) in Brighton, UK.…
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