• Questions are the Answer

    Questions are the Answer

    I was chatting with someone the other day and we were having a conversation about making progress and having clarity about what it would take to move forward, not an unusual conversation at all and one I have had with myself and others often. The challenge was that the person [...]

The Days are Long but the Years are Short

December 22nd, 2014|

I was indulging in a little social media surfing and came across this simple little video that really resonated with me, so I thought I would share it; this was put together by a lady [...]

Plan to Perform

November 27th, 2014|

My daughter came in to the bedroom earlier this morning excitedly waving her notepad at me and declaring “I have planned out my morning”!  As you can see from her to-do list – she had [...]

Two Ears versus One Mouth

October 12th, 2014|

“We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.” ― Diogenes Laërtius My colleague and friend Malcolm Follos has been using this expression in meetings and [...]

Are you playing digital catch up?

July 8th, 2014|

Last week I attended an interesting IOD Northwest breakfast event all about Digital Strategy hosted and supported by some guys from O2.  My thanks to Paul Lawton and Martyn Wallace (@mw_o2uk) for a great session. [...]

Look where you want to go, not where you are going

June 16th, 2014|

I have recently embarked on a new adventure, well, when I say adventure I guess I mean challenge!  Ever since an experience a couple of years ago on the back of a ‘motor taxi’ around [...]

Destination or Journey?

May 27th, 2014|

I was recently stimulated by an interesting and insightful article by a blogger called James Clear, it was entitled ‘If You Completely Ignored Your Goals and Focused on This One Thing Would You Get Better [...]

Business Lessons Learned from Lambing

May 5th, 2014|

We all have our passions – what is yours? What is it that brings a smile, creates energy, momentum and a drive to overcome obstacles?  For me it is Ferguson Farm and my alter ego [...]

Are you an Additional?

April 25th, 2014|

I was trawling the wonderful TED.com website the other day and came across an interesting interview with Larry Page from Google; he shared his views on a series of topics and the video itself is [...]

Breaking down Barriers

March 21st, 2014|

Have you ever experienced the frustration of working across organisational silos where colleagues invest time and effort in protecting their space, their knowledge and their power to the detriment of the results produced? Well read [...]

Who are ‘they’ and when is ‘when’?

March 2nd, 2014|

I was in an organisation recently and part of a conversation about the future of the business when someone used the dreaded "t" word......... 'they'.  "If 'they' would only allow us to get on and do our [...]

Conversations are key

February 19th, 2014|

Have you seen the latest product launch from Birds Eye called Mashtags? They're made from British potatoes and feature shapes including 'the iconic hashtag, @ symbols and emoticons'. This got me thinking on a number [...]

Change starts here

February 3rd, 2014|

Making the decision to change is hard because it requires us to overcome inertia.  Inertia that  has a significant gravity associated through all the historic and valid associations which have stood you in good stead [...]

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