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I learned that it’s important to choose the issues you have control over with your kids, and those you allow them to control. Let them take decisions that don’t really matter, as long as you decide the crucial stuff. Footwear was an early one for me. When the boys were younger, I realised how important it was for them to wear the shoes they wanted to wear, not the ones I thought right.

As long as they fitted correctly, it didn’t really matter which shoes they wore, so I let them have control over this issue. Instead of objecting to shoe choices, I supported them. They grew up learning how to make decisions on stuff like footwear, and kids are no different from the rest of us, they like making decisions on things that affect them. While I made them eat vegetables and rationed sweets.

If I turned to them now and said, “You’ll not get the wear out of them”, “They look ridiculous”, or “No, I don’t like the colour”, it would be so far removed from what they expect is their right to decide, they would think I was joking. But they still don’t bat an eye when I tell them what’s good for them and what’s not, because they know I only impose rules that matter.

We have other guidelines at work. We don’t wear jeans. Well not often. Because we’re all adults, sometimes people pitch up wearing them. I’ve never once asked why. Maybe it’s a laundry situation. Occasionally, I know they are going to do a stressful task in front of a PC for 8 hours, so assume they just want to wear what feels comfortable.

Sometimes I reckon it’s because people need a bit of scope to do their own thing, and as it doesn’t really matter, I worry about things which do matter.

There’s another feature of management I’ve seen in business. Every manager needs to make decisions. It’s part of what we expect of ourselves when we are appointed. No one has ever sat down with a manager to carry out a review and been told, “We’re doing just fine, nothing’s going to change”.

If the manager has scope to make significant improvements, the changes will be ambitious. From others, you will get plans for a new Tidy Desk Policy.

Newco manager, Pedro Caixinha, has informed his players they cannot wear green boots, as that is the colour of Celtic. Set aside the fact that this is a contrived attempt to create faux rivalry – it simply won’t. This is a serious contravention of the rules of leadership.

Setting rules about stuff which no one should care about, is self-demeaning. It costs the rule-maker credibility, and credibility is everything in leadership. Especially in a football dressing room.

This guy will be lucky to see the September Weekend.

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  1. clogher celt on

    BMCUWPs,

     

     

    Thanks.

     

     

    I read the comments in the Herald Article this morning…

     

     

    One guy thought The Boyne was in Ulster. Another thought that it was about his/her Presbyterian heritage.

     

     

    * As you know the Boyne runs through Leinster.

     

     

    The other Herald commentator should read the original rules of Orange Order Membership,

     

     

    “Resolved that no member is to introduce a papist or Presbyterian, quaker or Methodist, or any persuasion but a protestant.” [The Formation of the Orange Order 1795-1798, Page 125]

  2. thetimreaper on

    Chris McLaughlin BBC is reporting there has been no contact between Celtic and Chelsea regarding Musonda.

     

     

     

    Brendan said talks have been ongoing since January regarding the player we are after.

     

     

     

    Who knows?

  3. BEATBHOY on 3RD JULY 2017 11:59 AM

     

     

    IMATIM WANTS JUSTICE AND THE TITLES TO BE STRIPPED FROM THE CHEATS on 3RD JULY 2017 11:04 AM

     

     

     

     “With the BTC appeal to be determined this Wednesday what do we all think will be the outcome?”

     

     

     

     *****

     

     

     

     Hopefully, one that will enable you to rearrange your moniker to include the words ‘got’ and ‘were’ one day.

  4. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Masonda looks top class, be a very good signing.

     

    Not sure if it will happen though.

     

     

     

    HH

  5. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    The Tim Reaper

     

     

    E-Tims claim Masonda will sign today or tomorrow.

     

    I have my doubts.

     

     

    HH

  6. What is the Stars on

    I wonder about Pedro to be honest

     

    Personally I think King or some other lackey tells poor old Pedro what to say ( to appeal to the hordes I suppose)

     

    We have the best squad in Scotland

     

    We have a long and proud history

     

    We are Rangers,we expect to win every match

     

    All baloney

     

    I thought the first time I heard him talk that he was either completely delusional or just a poor sap who was handed a script by someone who was completely delusional.

     

    Heres how Shamrock Rovers disposed of the mighty Progres Niedercorn 2 seasons ago

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gpjSvSfjsM

  7. Go tell the Spartim on

    Chris McLaughlin is always right……………………………………………..as are E-Tims

     

     

    Aesop CSC

  8. Re. The podcast. I’m with you guys. Nothing challenging McC’s world view of his Rangers.

     

     

     

    I also expected something big re. Res12 after Winning Captains post to Auldheid. I must have missed that too.

     

     

     

    The rest is just like all other podcasts. Personal opinions on Celtic related matters so worth a listen even though I don’t agree at times.

     

     

     

    MWD

  9. traditionalist88 on

    Moonbeamswd on 3rd July 2017 12:13 pm

     

     

    Re. The podcast. I’m with you guys. Nothing challenging McC’s world view of his Rangers.

     

     

    I also expected something big re. Res12 after Winning Captains post to Auldheid. I must have missed that too.

     

     

    =====

     

     

    What was WC’s post?

     

     

    Cheers

     

     

    HH

  10. Imatim

     

     

    Make that ‘one day soon’. We’ve waited long enough for the already guilty on The Wee Tax Case and at least 5 EBTs, including Novo and Prso, Rodriguez and Buffel, to lose those cheated titles.

  11. Podcasts are a fab idea and the good ones are great.

     

     

    I love what CQN can do, it’s a special place. Tons and tons of examples……..

     

     

    Re the recent podcast posted here…….. I’ve learnt a little more about the currant President of the SFA, if I’m honest I’d preferred if his wee feet were held to the fire a bit more on the issues closest to the significant issues as they affect Celtic and Celtica……….

     

     

    It is nice to be nice of-course but the truth remains elusive in terms of this most sleekit of scoddish institutions.

     

     

    I’m positive, relentlessly positive, no matter what, but…..

     

     

     

    HH.

  12. prestonpans bhoys on

    Good afternoon from a very warm North Wales !

     

     

    The buses here switch there destination panels from English to Welsh which is only unless you are pished, need to remember what’s Welsh for Wrexham …….or its a bit of a walk to the farm !

  13. Imatim wants justice and the titles to be stripped from the cheats on

    BEATBHOY on 3RD JULY 2017 11:59 AM

     

    IMATIM WANTS JUSTICE AND THE TITLES TO BE STRIPPED FROM THE CHEATS on 3RD JULY 2017 11:04 AM

     

     

     

    “With the BTC appeal to be determined this Wednesday what do we all think will be the outcome?”

     

     

     

    *****

     

     

     

    Hopefully, one that will enable you to rearrange your moniker to include the words ‘got’ and ‘were’ one day.

     

     

    ………………………………

     

     

    Let’s hope so

  14. …on the huns…..

     

     

    a “brainstorm” on a Friday afternoon must’ve produced that Level of insight……..

     

    What a guid idea……

     

     

    Aye.

  15. THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 3RD JULY 2017 12:07 PM

     

    Masonda looks top class, be a very good signing.

     

     

    Not sure if it will happen though.

     

     

     

    The 1st time I have been excited about a transfer this window.I know I should not be until its over the line.I now am fretting its not going to happen.The guy is so highly rated,even by Chelsea fans,I think the price tag could be inflated by,as I said earlier,by some Stoke like team.5-6 million is chickenfeed to these nonentities.

     

    No interest in what Mc Laughlin says.If talks are ongoing between the two clubs,he would be the last to know.

     

    Please let this one happen Celtic.

  16. STARRY PLOUGH on 3RD JULY 2017 12:15 PM

     

    WHAT IS THE STARS

     

     

     

    Pedro’s script has Jabba’s hoof prints all over it:))

     

     

     

    Have you seen the signs over at the Bigotdome?.

  17. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Turkeybhoy

     

     

    With you on this one.

     

    The lad looks dynamite.

     

    But, it will be a difficult signing to pull off.

     

    Mind you….Brendan is a top manager, Celtic are in the Champions League, and Celtic Park is the finest arena in Europe with the best fans.

     

    Surely that is a draw for top talent?

     

     

    HH

  18. Tradistionalist88

     

     

    Posted something to Auldheid couple of days before podcast saying (paraphrasing) some news from mcC’s interview that would be of interest to Auldheid.

     

     

    All I heard from McC was a no comment.

     

     

    MWD

  19. TURKEYBHOY

     

     

    Whit are they banners with WATP…

     

     

    Sundbed Johnston is back is he no, thought he’d a gone for No Surrender ( except in Celtic games):)))))

  20. Musonda’s YouTube video is McGeady-esque.

     

     

    Looks like a great prospect.

     

     

    I would be pleasantly surprised if this comes to anything.

  21. THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD

     

     

    The boy only has to look at how Moussa’s reputation has sky rocketed to see the benefits of playing for us, that coupled with BR reputation as a developer of young talent and all round top Bhoy should be enough to swing it!!

     

     

    Unless of course he’s a smokescreen for our real target..

     

     

    Love the Windae!!

  22. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    I am very friendly with three Chelsea fans , one is from Derry ,, who I got to know through work and have been in their company a number of times since I got to know them.

     

     

    I sent two of them texts yesterday asking their opinons of Charley Musonda. Both had high hopes for him breaking through to Chelsea’s first team and will be disappointed if he leaves but happy that he ends up with us. They detest Sevco and their predeccesors.

     

     

    For Bourne , Charley is 5 foot 9 or 1. 7388 metres

  23. It has been a few years since I was in ML3 during the marching season, so thankfully I usually miss out on witnessing the utter depravity of the rancid underclass that indulge in this hate fest.

     

    That the newco actively seek to align themselves with the “sentiment”, Of this low life, speaks volumes for their “leadership”.

     

    Comment on potential transfer targets tend to be vacuous, when addressed to supposed Celtic targets, as we tend not to do business in public.

     

    I felt McRae got off very lightly on the podcast. One has to earn respect, he hasn’t IMO.

     

    Ole Gerry has fitted seemlessly into his Celtic “gear”.

     

    One has to wonder if there will be any official responses, from SFA,SPFL or Celtic should Wednesday’s appeal decision favour HMRC.

     

    And birthday greetings EK’s premier looker out of the windower, Jobo.

     

     

    Eurochamps67

     

     

    YoudontneedaweathermantotellwhichwaythewindblowsCSC

  24. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Starry Plough

     

     

    I hope you are right.

     

    Nae smokescreens, ah cannae take the tension:)

     

    Windae…end up throwing myself through it, heed first:)

     

     

    HH

  25. Imatim wants justice and the titles to be stripped from the cheats on

    BEATBHOY on 3RD JULY 2017 12:17 PM

     

    Imatim

     

     

     

    Make that ‘one day soon’. We’ve waited long enough for the already guilty on The Wee Tax Case and at least 5 EBTs, including Novo and Prso, Rodriguez and Buffel, to lose those cheated titles.

     

     

    …………………….

     

     

    Whatever the outcome on Wed the Huns are guilty as charged re the side letters. Only justice will see an end to things and justice we will have

  26. Sunday, 25th May, 2003. Title ‘clincher’ on goal difference at Ibrox v Dunfermline. Illegally paid Moore and De Boer (both admitted) played, with assorted EBT recipients too.

     

     

    Sunday 22nd May, 2005. Title ‘clincher’, by a point, Easter Road 1-0 v Hibs, illegally paid (admitted) Prso, Novo, Buffel played, plus other EBT recipients.

     

     

    The case is already there for title -stripping. If it is underlined on Wednesday, all well and good. If not, it will still be no excuse for inaction by our club, and other member clubs.

     

     

    And then get correcting this absurdity.

     

     

    http://spfl.co.uk/clubs/rangers/

  27. thetimreaper on

    Musonda hasn’t made a single appearance for Chelsea. He was recalled from the Betis loan in January but didn’t kick a ball even after the League was won. His prospects there are limited. He only has two years left on his deal and is 21 soon. He needs to settle down somewhere and start playing football. If Chelsea punt him and insert a buy back option they have little to lose. Brendan has a good reputation for developing talent. The lad was up here in May and liked what he saw. He has a big Belgian mate here. Two years up here to develop and then back down the road for a sizeable fee would make sense with everyone a winner.

  28. THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD

     

     

    Breathe GM, breathe, imagine yourself on a pleasant beach, with a cool drink and a suitable companion:))

  29. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Bobby and Pog, sorry I never got back to you yesterday.

     

     

    Bobby, I had the pleasure of attending a lunch at Celtic Park about six years ago , Johann Mjallby was at our table . He was the coolest guy I have ever met . No sign of the strong and tough competitor he was . He was telling us his son Tim, played for our under 15’s team at that time .

     

     

    I enjoyed your story about asking him to tell Neil to reign it in.

     

     

    Pog, spending about 12 days in total doing the census work was an eye opener with regard to the traditions of some of the locals. I got the impression a lot of residents were family members of employees from the Babcocks factory , as the former main employer there until the eighties, had similar employment policies like the yards and many other heavy industries of the 19th and 20th centuries.

  30. !!Bada Bing!! on

    So when are Sevco bringing out the orange strip? That’s what is coming next……

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