Emotional Poverty

Emotional Poverty

I had a belting day on Monday. I was in the office all day and when winding up my watch, accidentally and unwittingly moved the time on two hours! At first, I could not believe how fast the day had gone and thought I may have nodded off! Having then found two hours I...
Sanity Amidst Madness

Sanity Amidst Madness

This week, I started reading the autobiography ‘So, Anyway’ by John Cleese of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame. To paraphrase one passage, he says that he thought that life was sanity interspersed with the odd bout of madness, and now believes it to be the exact...
Leadership Lessons from FIFA

Leadership Lessons from FIFA

Sometimes I hate modern football, so don’t let the title of our blog today mislead you – this is not an article about the wonderful lessons to be learned from FIFA’s monomaniacal (ex) leader Sepp Blatter! No; it provides an interesting and somewhat scary example of...
Accentuate The Positive – Eliminate The Negative

Accentuate The Positive – Eliminate The Negative

Art Niemann, W Clement Stone’s right hand man for so long, is now 84, but has been mentoring me for over 25% of his life and 40% of mine. Nuggets like this one still fall out of his head every now and then, and when they do, we’ll capture them for you to enjoy. I...

The Difference In Listening

Fancy a butty for lunch? My local baker’s shop does a roaring trade and I’d recommend the sandwiches. I’d also recommend taking along a couple of bosses from the NHS, banks or big corporates. No, not for the ham salad on brown with mayo and no tomatoes. To show them...