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 28

Ever been said you’ll never make it?

Ever been said you’ll never make it?

Its easy to conclude after the recent Superbowl game that quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes had always been destined for American Football stardom. However, neither were exactly welcomed into their chosen sport with open arms…

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..

December 21

When good isn’t good enough!

When good isn’t good enough!

At the 1999 Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Jean Van de Velde was closing in on victory as he teed up on the 18th hole. What happened next is a good example of why perfectionism isn’t always a strategy that leads to success.