• Patience is a necessity not a virtue

    Patience is a necessity not a virtue

    I remember being in such a hurry in the very early stages of my working life in the Health Club industry, firstly as a Lifestyle Consultant (yes really 😊) then as Deputy Club and finally Club Manager, a hurry to be promoted to the next level, to do the exams, [...]

Outside In – the Magic Mirror

September 19th, 2018|

One of the things that holds organisations, teams and individuals back is the inability to see ourselves as others see us, we get locked into a view of the world that is framed by our [...]

Every Day is a school day

May 23rd, 2018|

I had an interesting experience at the weekend entering Tiggy, my Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, into her first working, test the result - fun, frustration, insights, learnings and humble pie! A working test, for the uninitiated, [...]

Are your priorities clear?

March 27th, 2018|

In my morning meditation earlier today Andi Puddicombe (Headspace.com) shared an interesting provocation. “Imagine if you only had today – how would you spend it?” That focusses the mind on what your priorities are doesn’t [...]

4 ways of maximising shareholder value – for YOUR life!

February 27th, 2018|

I have just watched my daughters drive off up the road to school – Alice, the eldest, passed her test in early December and Maisy has already assumed the role of ‘Lady Muck,’ with the [...]

Are you one of the 50%?

February 15th, 2018|

As professionals, we spend on average 50% of our waking lives working – doing it, commuting to it, thinking about it, talking about it – and research also shows that around 50% of us are [...]

Learning’s from my Silent Retreat

December 31st, 2017|

Just before Christmas I joined a group of c50 other people on retreat at Gaia House, a centre for Buddhist learning in deepest darkest Devon. I had wanted to ‘do a retreat’ for a while and [...]

8 Top Tips on Embedding Change

November 27th, 2017|

Given that change seems to be endemic in every organisation I come across, it is fair to say that organisations that have the capability to change effectively are stronger and are likely to be more [...]

I bet fear is getting in your way somewhere?

October 30th, 2017|

I wonder, as we get sucked into the hugely commercial fiasco that is Halloween this evening, what you are scared of? I am scared of spiders, of upsetting or letting people down that I care [...]

Three ways to help people help you

September 25th, 2017|

I recently completed the Bury 10k run as a ‘visually impaired guide’ for Paul, a partially sighted chap in his early 50s. Now Paul can see, but only in a hazy fuzzy way out to [...]

When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone?

July 31st, 2017|

I have written before and talk a lot (to anyone that will listen) about the fact that life is too short not to be the best you want to be in every facet of your [...]

Three reasons you can’t see what you are looking for

June 26th, 2017|

Any Dad out there will I am sure have been on the receiving end of this (often semi-sarcastic) refrain “are you Dad looking again?” when you have failed to find something you were looking for. [...]

Do you catch ‘them’ doing it well?

May 19th, 2017|

This blog was inspired by a couple of events, brought together after listening to the Radio 2 Thought for the Day slot last Friday – this was centred on ‘catch people doing it well’. The [...]

It’s tough being an effective role model!

April 19th, 2017|

I have just submitted a membership application on behalf of my daughter to join Ramsbottom Running Club and will happily stump up the £20 fee – isn’t it funny what you will willingly pay for [...]

Is it time for a health check in business and life?

March 29th, 2017|

I have just had my annual ‘well man’ check up at the doctors and it got me thinking – given we are all on the busy treadmill called life, isn’t it easy to get caught [...]

And the winner is………..

February 28th, 2017|

This month’s short blog is a collection of disparate anecdotes and experiences from recent readings and experiences. I am no fan of the Oscars and cannot abide the duplicitous glamorous falseness that is the American [...]

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