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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    I was a very good "middle manager" in my day, I needed someone with a creative mindset to set out the Vision, which I then implemented.
    Opposite here really. I 'managed' OK and controlled sixty odd staff at times, but much preferred organising engineering projects on my own. Bit of a control freak I suppose, I always think only I can do the best job and like to be in charge of every aspect from start to finish. Good job I'm retired.

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    I was a good delegator.
    I once was given a bottle of whisky at the end of a high profile project by the guy who was leading it for me.
    "What the hell is that for?" I asked him.
    "For keeping out of my way!" he replied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nothing wrong with being British (far from it), but I don't really feel it. I consider myself primarily Italian, born in Scotland, and so those are the two countries (and cultures) that form my identity.
    I love that line about feeling it and know exactly what you mean.
    To me there is no such thing as being British, unless the viewpoint is from someone foreign, in the same way we might say "They're Spanish" when talking about a Catalan, a Basque and a Madridista.

    As for me, I'm English first, European second, French third and .. that's it. I don't call myself British ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    I was a good delegator.
    I once was given a bottle of whisky at the end of a high profile project by the guy who was leading it for me.
    "What the hell is that for?" I asked him.
    "For keeping out of my way!" he replied.

    Took me a while to learn the art of delegation.
    It's not just about trust, there's more to it than that, but I think the only way you can work it out is through the wisdom of experience.
    After twenty years as a manager I finally cracked it and did sod all for three years in my last full-time role
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    Grado SR80 headphones

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigger67 View Post
    As for me, I'm English first, European second, French third and .. that's it. I don't call myself British ever.
    I'm still waiting for that English passport, to which I should be entitled!!

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    To me people are not necessarily at either extreme of left/right domination, and I think that we can all, with patience and awareness, feel ourselves alternating between different modes.

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    I agree, Dennis, but basically, just like many other human traits or skills, some of us have (were born with) more of them than others, and some of which are listed in the illustrated graphic

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I'm still waiting for that English passport, to which I should be entitled!!
    Never say never...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovel_Knight View Post
    More like “oach oak ah”, the “ch” in “oach” should pronounced more like “h” in “home”
    I just followed this (and ignored the 'Colm'): http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Colm%20O%20hEocha
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigger67 View Post

    As for me, I'm English first, European second, French third and .. that's it. I don't call myself British ever.
    Far too broad a canvas. I'm a Kentish man ! Only just, mind, as the nursing home where I was born is only yards from the western bank of the Medway. (Eastern side = Man of Kent).

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