Whenever I get an opportunity to talk about the importance of building resilience skills to a group of professionals – I take it. It doesn’t matter if I’m speaking to Lawyers, Accountants, Vets or Entrepreneurs, the messages are the same and they are needed more now than ever before. At a time when the pace[…]
The week-end of Friday 7th July was one I had been looking forward to; it was the date we ran our first residential programme. We have many people to thank for their ideas, good wishes and support in bringing that initial idea into a reality.
Do you believe in luck I wonder? Or do things turn out depending on the effort you put in? I’ve been watching Lucky Man, a crime action-thriller starring James Nesbitt as a brilliant but flawed cop (named Harry) – who can control luck. Harry just can’t lose and he knows it, so long as he wears[…]
Work is play when you’re inspired. When things feel effortless; that spreadsheet finished – bing, that email replied to – bang, and that meeting all prepared for – bong. Feel’s great. Wonderful. In fact on good days like these you might find it hard to think it’s ever different. Where do you get your inspiration[…]
This week’s post is a little out of the ordinary. It’s not to do with the perspective of busy professionals or corporate working-life. This week I go heart-to-heart and tell you about a special relationship in my life.
kay, so most of us need to work to some extent, to pay the bills. If we didn’t work, we’d have to radically alter our way of life and most people don’t consider that as an option. Let’s put pay to one side, let’s assume if we work, we will be paid.
All summer long our garden has been a building site, piles of rubble and mud lying here and there. It’s been a waiting game; waiting for builders, electricians, plasterers… but life will not wait, it doesn’t know how.
The meaning of collaboration, that was the lasting impression left on me after the book launch at Heffers’ in Cambridge last night. The wonderfully talented business mentors Ed Goodman (of Cambridge Business Lounge – check out his Start-up Grind) and Ann Hawkins (The Inspired Group) formally unveiled their new book. New Business: Next Steps is[…]
Take three deep breaths Many of you as busy managers will have full work and personal lives and regularly set yourselves targets of action. I’d like to suggest that alongside your “to do” list you pin up a simple “to be” list. I have found that managers can feel there is never enough time, but[…]
Move from self- neglect to self-care It struck me that over a period of the last 12 months I’ve heard about, and witnessed an alarming rise in the level of self-neglect amongst professionals and non-professionals alike. By self-neglect I don’t mean wilful self-sabotage I’m talking about the more insidious type where you feel you’re[…]