• The journey towards a ‘new normal’ starts right here

    The journey towards a ‘new normal’ starts right here

    Leading Others It is evident that we are living in unprecedented times and normality in almost every facet of our lives has been disrupted to a greater or lesser degree. For the UK – where I write this, it feels like we are just at the start of a long [...]

What to pack?

December 15th, 2016|

Under 2 weeks to go 🙂 OMG!!! It has been a bit of a ‘bitty’ week really - busy, travelling, home to Devon, but got my training done and on-going progress.  I have now started to [...]

Having a ‘Team Me’

December 7th, 2016|

Another week and another 40 + miles in the bag 🙂 getting closer! It has been a great week from a training perspective, managed to get 6 sessions done of varying types and feeling really strong [...]

Mind over Matter

December 7th, 2016|

Another week closer to ‘D’ day :-), only 4 weeks to go and the last email from Adventure Peaks came through this week with all of the final details.  Itinerary, flight details, equipment checklists, admin [...]

Will it help me get up the mountain?

December 7th, 2016|

So what a week – been at home a little more the last week so pushing hard with training – combining strength and endurance work, with running, with walking up Holcombe Hill carrying extra weight [...]

It is really going to happen!

December 7th, 2016|

I often used to think that it would be “good to have had an adventure…. sometime…..in the past!”  Well, that desire has caught up with me because in just over 6 weeks I am off [...]

Do you suffer from goal Idiocy?

October 28th, 2016|

I am reading an interesting book at the moment called ‘The Antidote’ by Oliver Burkeman, boldly labelled ‘happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking’ or ‘a bracing detox for the self-help junkie’! I have [...]

What do you want to do when you grow up?

June 28th, 2016|

Back in 1974 when I was just 5 years old, I was travelling in our battered old Peugeot 504 (KLH 666 :-)) from Njoro down to the coast at Mombasa for our family holiday!  Now, [...]

3 ways to ensure that time is spent on your agenda and not that of others

May 27th, 2016|

I recently took part in the CEO Sleep Out UK event at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester in order to raise money and awareness for homelessness. It was a great experience and I am [...]

Thank you for being caught speeding!

April 26th, 2016|

Earlier in the week I was lucky enough to attend a speed awareness course having being flashed by a speed camera at ‘very early o’clock’ on my way to Piccadilly station a few weeks ago! [...]

Do you spend more time planning your weekly shop than you do your life?

March 29th, 2016|

A couple of weeks ago I finally signed up for a trip to climb Aconcagua – the largest mountain outside of the Himalayas standing just under 7000m above the planes of Argentina. I did so [...]

4 Leadership Lessons from Zermatt

February 25th, 2016|

Sitting on the train on the way back from a great skiing trip to Zermatt with my daughter Alice, brother in-law and nephew George, I was reflecting on what insights and lessons I had learned [...]

I bet you don’t ask for help very often?

January 27th, 2016|

A couple of weeks ago winter finally came to the North West and we had a weekend of snow – well to be precise, an inch of the white stuff fell on Saturday evening, much [...]

3 Things over Christmas to set yourself up for 2016

December 16th, 2015|

Welcome to the last blog of the year and what a year it has been – tempus fugit ……… and some! It has been an interesting and challenging year in so many different ways, but [...]

5 Steps to Improve Your Productivity

November 27th, 2015|

My eldest daughter Alice is enjoying the start of that wonderful run of years in education that seems to have exams at every turn, GCSEs this summer coming.  She came into my office the other [...]

Why are we failing to taking accountability?

October 29th, 2015|

I have a confession to make…… last Saturday, whilst playing Hockey for Cheetham Hill against Keswick, I was green carded and removed from the field of play for 5 minutes.   This was a first in [...]

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