Listed below are comments made by Charles_E_Hardwidge between Tuesday, 16th December 2008 and Wednesday, 24th December 2008.
Actually, Charles, I use Myers Briggs and other psychometrics in a very positive way and have a good many testimonials from my clients to prove it. I am though aware that all instruments of this nature need to be used with care.
However, your response merely suggests that you have been rumbled - and is in keeping with the negative aspects of the INTJ reading that you claim you share with Brown. Nevertheless, if it means we can all have a bit of a break from your ramblings about the supposed brilliance of NuLabour most of us will simply say "thank heavens". So enjoy your sulk.
Now - surprise, surprise - CEH tells us he uses another psychmetric [see 420]. So which one is it?
Nick Robinson passively reports what the prime minister says. How ironic that it has taken the germans, the church and opec recently to throw some cold water of reality on unchallenged bombastic gordon the arrogant .
According to your own strict rules for the rest of us, you should refer that post to the moderators.
And since CEH keeps telling us that Brown is an INTJ in terms of Myers Briggs psychometrics he should know that among the problems such "types" are deemed to have is making errors of fact.
When I was working in HR the Myers Briggs tests consistently came out completely wrong - we tested them on ourselves for a giggle and it really was a giggle.
This kind of blanket statement is just hogwash and not at all helpful in the context of reasoned discussion.
It's from a man who has already lost his job and is trying, unsuccessfully, to get some sort of help from a government who purports to feel our pain.
"Anyone wanna nominate our Gordy for 'GOD' for 2009.... did I hear a second from you Nick?"
You reminded me, I heard someone exclaiming over something the other day. The exclamation was 'Gordon almighty'!
Perhaps we should trust in Gordon - nobody can deny that he works in mysterious ways! ;-)
Sorry gruad999 but Major is hardly an example of an honest politician - if such a thing exists, and only time will tell on that one I'm afraid.
I do what it says on the tin.
I think we have established that there are a number of contributors who see some merit in the Lib-Dems suggestions, whereas there are several others who eschew all things not produced from the mouths of Brown or Darling.
Brilliant. The annointed one has now managed to upset the leaders of OPEC. They are quite right to point out that The Treasury has done very well out of the motorist in the past decade. He's only complaining because the high oil prices are affecting his Election chances.
Problem is that too many make statements and introduce bills, either to further their careers or to show that "the Government is doing something".
All that guff about untried youngsters seems odd. Exactly what experience did Blair and Brown bring to the party when New Labour were elected?
A good example would be the ID card fiasco, thought to ultimately cost up to 18bn, perhaps more with the drop in sterling.
I particulary liked the idea of resurrecting old railway lines, murdered by the Tories (as in Transport Minister Marples, also of Marples Ridgway - motorway builders) via Dr. Beeching all those years ago.
How incredibly shorted sighted was the axing of those railway lines but all too typical of our politics.
I'm not sure if anything has substantially changed in the land-of-nod
Until this is so, operating in Afghanistan will remain a grinding war of attrition until, through lack of proper resources, we'll be forced to withdraw. Meantime, our politicians will continue to fly in for photo shoots and soundbites and we'll all be expected to think it's a war we're winning.
Can you ask Mr Brown why they have cancelled the FRES programme.
Charles - it's all very well and good saying that Britain has its wires crossed and needs to swim in another direction, but there is a slight problem.
We can't afford to swim at all.
Cost management should always be a part of any organisation. That doesn't mean walking around with an axe and chopping staff for the fun of it. It can mean getting better organised, so that individuals can actually deliver more.
I'm not making any attack on the personnel. But I do believe there have been some far too defensive reactions from Unions. (Which that saw the end of UK owned car manufacturing years ago...)
"The most important issue isn't necessarily tradition or ownership but focus and relevance."
Not necessarily, no. But sometimes tradition, ownership and loyalty ARE important. If you live in a village like I do you'll understand this. Militant urbanites (which of course includes many of the most zealous New Labour people) never seem to get this.
But CEH is right on one issue: allowing the private sector to cherry-pick business mail was a disastrous decision which has led us where we are now.
the prefered outcome is based, in the end(diagram p77) on union and management becoming bosom buddies and forgetting the past 40 years of back stabbing and double dealing (mainly although not exclusively) by management. The Sawyer report was quite scathing about bullying by macho management and stressed the need for a more constructive partnership between the workforce and management. briefly this happened then it was back to business as usual with rule by fear and division.
haha! Look at all you happy bloggers getting your daily 'lets bash the Government' fix. You should start your own blogs instead of ranting into Nicks. New Labour this, Gordon Brown that, I hope Labour win. Cameron? Prime Minister? hahaha! Seems everyones got a short memory when it comes to the Tories.