Wikipedia definitions REALLY help. What would we do without Wikipedia? I am a sometimes donor because my goodness it’s helpful. It’s also a superb example of a non-hierarchical entity — a heterarchy.

Here’s (a slightly edited to remove biological references) what Wikipedia says about a heterarchy.

A heterarchy is a…


I use this word a lot —I think we all do. In competency-based interviews (!) “Tell me about a time when you had to show adaptability…” is a standard one.

But it’s a REALLY powerful word.

It (roughly) means someone has done something to ensure an outcome via a process…


“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.”

As a precursor to Black History Month — and my intention to cover music of black origin in blog posts throughout October — many of us know this song was written in 1964 for…


I was thinking the other day about this really powerful word: Influence.

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We can be educated, smart, super-professional and still be influenced by things that make us act in a way that is divisive, destructive and damaging. …


If you weren’t aware, the year of the largest loss of working days through the withdrawal of labour (strikes) on record in the UK was 1926. Showing SERIOUS unrest between employer and employee (or as I like to call them organisations and people).

An extract from the Office of National…


What do you stand for?

Who do you stand with?

Of course, I don’t mean the upright posture many of us take for granted but which is denied some with conditions and who have had accidents rendering them unable to stand upright at all or for long periods of time.


Being transient has interested me more and more pre-and now mid-pandemic.

From Merriam-Webster online dictionary

Passing quickly into and out of existence. A brief stay or that most elegant of words a sojourn.

In a life sense, passing through a place with only that brief stay explains how we are transient through many phases…


I recall, fondly, an MTV series of concerts, albums and a concept of unplugged.

A range of performances with largely acoustic — i.e. no electrically stimulated — instruments of recorded songs. …


Oh, there’s a lot of it out there.

Google search 2021 — meaning of guff. It’s also “An unpleasant smell <Scottish>”. Proving that more often than not, the Scots have it right.

In amongst amazing insight, ideas and interjections is a lot of guff.

I’m not casting judgemental aspersions on whether things are important to people or not. Honestly. But my word, there’s a guff machine out there of late.

Whether it’s the hybrid…


One of the most powerful aspects of being a cognitive animal is our imagination.

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Da Vinci, Gaudi, Gorman, Christie, Edison, Mandela, Gandhi, the Bronte Sisters the list of those who have changed the world and shifted our perceptions through their imagination. Sure their actions were impactful and yet it started…

Perry Timms

CEO PTHR |2x TEDx speaker | Author: Transformational HR + The Energized Workplace | HR Most Influential Thinker 2017-2019 | Soulboy + Northampton Town fan

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