Many of you will have seen the 2016 film about Michael Edwards, otherwise known as British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle”. His personal story is quite well known but is a real testament to the power of determination.
Have you ever been in a situation where you witnessed something and when you discussed with other witnesses later, you don’t agree that they saw what you did? Interesting question. How does this happen?
Whilst the current focus on diversity is rightly concerned with equality, that isn’t the full picture. There is a huge advantage in diversity in its widest sense and there is plenty of evidence that this is the case.
With so much of what we do these days guided by ‘expert’ judgements, I recently found myself reflection on the nature of expertise. Specifically, what exactly does it mean to be an expert?
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.
One of the more interesting team related puzzles for me this year (2019) was the failure of the England team to, as I saw it, show up for Rugby World Cup Final. Having delivered a standout performance against the All Blacks in the semi-finals, it was difficult to believe that you were even watching the same team. Noting there were one or two ‘tactical’ substitutions. What happened?
Christmas is a time of year when most people are thinking about winding down to spend time quality with their families, but for some it is when they are at their busiest.
Christmas and annual holidays share one thing in common –
they are usually the only time that busy people get to slow down, take stock of
life and spend quality time with their families. Inevitably, many people reflect
upon life and decide that they aren’t quite living their dream life.
With life expectancy increasing and people expected to work for longer, we are increasingly working in an environment where workers in organisations have ages spanning different generations. So how much should we pay attention to the ever widening disparity of expectations between older and younger generations?
When Boeing was developing the 747 (more popularly known as the Jumbo Jet) back in the mid 1960’s, the technological problems they faced nearly sank the company.