Richard Croft

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Welcome to 'Croft Original' - our collection of news, discussions and opinions from the wonderful world of work. Brought to you by Richard Croft, founder of Croft Associates.

“LIYE ing to yourself”

May 2, 2023

A friend of mine called late the other night in a morbid mood and at an advanced state of refreshment engaging in a bit of LIYE – Living In Your Eulogy. I know I often occupy this head space and was surprised at how many of my closest friends and family also find themselves daydreamingly floating round the dusty church rafters, helicopter viewing their own […]

“Alls well that ends well”

July 31, 2021

Turns out, as is so often the case, it’s one of Bill’s phrases this. Bill as in “The Bard” not “friend of”!There are a lot of people moving toward the exit sign in the workplace at the moment and not because of something they have necessarily done wrong.

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it has taken place”

February 15, 2021

“The Met Office have issued an amber weather warning” the weather man announced the other day. I must have heard that quite a few times over the past few years in particular but for some reason on that day I thought “right so what does that mean I do now”.

To Do or not To Do……Now. That is the question.

August 18, 2020

Two workers on the 17th floor of a building site sitting on the scaffold having lunch. Jenny opens her sandwich box and declares “Oh god not cheese again. If he makes me cheese again tomorrow I’ll throw myself off this scaffold”.

Principles? Oh what a tangled web………..

July 21, 2020

A client of mine contacted me as he was preparing for an interview with a very big, very successful on-line retail and delivery company whose name escapes me.

Confused? – You will be

July 12, 2020

I was asked in a quiz last week “What is the collective noun for lemurs?”. The answer – a conspiracy! 

“Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses…”

June 26, 2020

Why is it, do you think, that people who are headhunted for jobs inevitably perform better at interview than any of the other categories of job seeker.