March 17

Are you motivated enough?

Are you motivated enough?

We’ve just had another successful Winter Paralympic Games. What stands out for me as an able-bodied person is how much we have to learn about motivation from people who have different physical and mental challenges to me. We hear a lot about can do versus a can’t do mentality. These Games have reminded us that the only limit to what we can do is ourselves.

December 30

Do you need to be more resilient?

Do you need to be more resilient?

Recently, I was asked to write a short piece for a clients start of year newsletter. They wanted something that focused on building resilience, especially given the two turbulent years the world has gone through and its impact on their organisation. I thought it would be good to share this article in my own blog post as this is the time of year people take stock on life.

December 9

Do you follow your dreams, no matter what?

Do you follow your dreams, no matter what?

Hard to forget the accident that 17 year old Billy Monger had at Donnington racetrack in April 2017 that resulted in the lower part of both of his legs being amputated. It was one of those ‘racing’ accidents that are always a risk for those engaged in dangerous sports.

July 16

What are you not seeing…

What are you not seeing…

Interesting recent article on the BBC (written by Matthew Syed) about how Gareth Southgate has approached his role as the England football team manager.

May 7

IF…

IF…

What connects the famous line in Rudyard Kiplings’ poem and Taylor Swift? What happens when you are in a situation which is ostensibly outside of your control?

April 6

Business values: myth or reality?

Business values: myth or reality?

We hear lots of organisations speak about their values especially in terms of fairness and equality. A lot of the time you are left wondering if this is simply virtue signalling rather than the truth. What does an organisation that REALLY lives its values look like?

January 14

Does your past define your future?

Does your past define your future?

This time of year is a time when many people resolve that they need to do things differently in life. After a period of reflection over Christmas and the New Year they take stock and decide to alter course. In doing so, they often constrain themselves by paying too much attention to past experience and not enough to where they want to get to..

May 6

Where are you headed?

Where are you headed?

Author J. K. Rowling reportedly said that she wrote the last chapter of the last Harry Potter book first, around the time when she initially conceptualised the famous saga back in 1990, while riding a train from Manchester to London.

April 5

Master Chef or Master Leader?

Master Chef or Master Leader?

You might have missed the semi-final of the BBC’s MasterChef recently. MasterChef is a British television programme in which amateur cooks compete to win the MasterChef title. It is a formulaic show that has a number of different variants and is replicated in numerous countries worldwide