Well, that’s that. In what has been quite simply the most unlikely 8 week period of my life, I, a hereto veteran and expert shirker of significant exertion, have successfully completed a full marathon. What’s more I ran all the way, and achieved a seemingly respectable time (as heralded by those in the know, which … More Once in a lifetime achievement – ☑️
If your gut instincts are well tuned in then you know pretty quickly when you’re being led by a wrongun. I can safely say my gut has recently been jolted into overdrive, and my big challenge is what the hell to do about it. I believe that there is a widely held public view that … More Rotten role : a sad tale of corporate incompetence
I love sport. End of story. Playing it is great. Testing yourself. As an individual or as part of a team. There are stacks of important lessons that you learn by participating in the sporting arena that will stand you in great stead for improving your executive journey. But sport is about more than that. … More The bonhomie of crowds and what it can teach us
Finally the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be appearing. Regular readers (both of you) may have noticed that the tide of my thoughtful insights has flowed to less than a trickle in recent weeks. Also, the more perceptive of you (regular reader 2) may have noticed that the last blog I … More Lights and Tunnels
Anticipation. After spending virtually my whole life being seduced by the mystical allure of the South Pacific, thanks to my mums fanatical fascination with the musical of the same name, there was always a risk that it would not live up to its billing. Hawaii, Phuket, Barry Island – all of these had suffered exactly … More Paradise Found
In my debut blog (a whole 4 months ago now – aren’t I the seasoned pro!) I proclaimed somewhat grandly, that music was the food of life Music : Food of Life. Well if there’s any substance to that bold shout, then it’s fair to say that Cheltenham in March lays very strong claim to being … More Cheltenham : Another World
I am very lucky that in my role as an executive I get to travel reasonably extensively and regularly to a number of different cities around the world. It is one of the benefits of my role, that in my advancing years, I never take for granted. Not for me is the pitiful executive cry … More Christchurch : reinvention or apocalyptic premonition?