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July 25, 2022

She set fire to the rain


Andrew Beaumont

When was the last time you had an amazing weekend?


In most work settings, the employees all live for the weekend.  Working nine to five, Monday to Friday, is usually a means to an end; to earn a salary that pays for a lifestyle.

And after they have a great weekend, they want to talk to someone about.  Before the pandemic, the few minutes before starting work usually involved a debrief around the watercooler on a Monday morning.


The watercooler no longer existed

During the pandemic, and for many people post pandemic, those chats stopped happening.

I always say that employers should treat employees as individuals.  Asking them how they are,what they’re working on, and how their weekend was.

So, when was the last time I had an amazing weekend?  Well, thank you for asking.  It was a couple of weeks ago (at the time of writing) when my wife Denise and I went to Ed Sheeran and Adele in back-to-back concerts.

We saw Ed Sheeran with family, and we saw Adele with some friends.

On Friday evening, Ed Sheeran did most of the show on his own (and Stormzy came on stage - if you like that kind of thing).

She set fire to the rain


As it was our first time seeing Adele, we booked VIP tickets in the Diamond Circle, which comes with access to the posher bar, food outlets, comfy chairs and separate toilets (as well as a pop-up Hard Rock Café which, as you may know, is one of my favourite brands).  

The main thing, however, is that we had a great view of Adele ‘setting fire to the rain’ (see photo).

Both artists are two of the biggest in the world right now. The concerts are sold out and the hotels are fully booked.  However, after the last couple of years -where live music was postponed and we couldn't see our friends - I am taking every opportunity to make the most of it.

Incidentally, both concerts were exceptional. There was so much talent on stage.

Your people are your biggest asset


Now, imagine if this was one of your staff.  On Monday morning, you would take an interest and ask them how their weekend was, and how the concerts were.  How pleased would they be that you had taken an interest?

As I always say, your people are your biggest asset.

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