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
No longer is it enough to be a strong leader, a motivational leader or an intelligent leader. Now you’ve got to be an authentic leader. What’s wrong with that I hear you shout. Authenticity is just a more en vogue version of good old fashioned “open and honest” isn’t it? Standard fodder for the CV … More The perils of Authentic Leadership
There is currently an understandable global furore around the potential of a looming Armageddon, as one totally insane world leader takes on the might of Kim Jong-Un. It reminds me of the two very enjoyable but totally bizarre years I spent 100 miles down the road from the epicentre of the current crisis, in Seoul. … More Tales from the Vault : Seoul Survivor
Straight off the back of being offered my first senior citizen discount at the races yesterday – I took it of course – today I redressed the psychological balance and have signed up on the spot for a running “event”. Yes, this is something that a mere 12 months ago I would have sniggered and … More First “proper” fun run
The last few frenetic weeks have brought to life a very real business dilemma which, like a perfectly spherical pebble, has skimmed its way across the stinking pond of my executive life. Very real, very hard and with a very good ending in sight. Hopefully. I have over the years woken up to the fact … More Fortune favours the brave
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?
Wellbeing. It’s all the rage now. No longer is it good enough to keep yourself and your team safe but you also have to encourage them to be well. A well team is a happy team. Well, (no pun intended) it may surprise you to know that I buy into this modern day philosophy hook … More Wellbeing tips : Aqua jogging