Lessons From Elite Sport

Lessons From Elite Sport

I love sport at the highest level. The lessons we can learn from watching sport alone are fascinating. Recently I was engrossed by the Athletics World Championships. The best athletes from each country competing against each other, pushing themselves to their limits....
One Minute Silence

One Minute Silence

Well, what it such a sacrifice then? To stop for a minute, I mean. I wonder how many people stopped for a minute and how many forgot. I forgot. I said to myself days before that I would stop, but had the fire alarm in the client’s premises not reminded my client,...
40 by 40

40 by 40

My mate, Michael Taylor, just launched his book last Friday and he gave me a copy, signed of course. To my relief and delight, but not surprise, it’s an absolute belter, and I have instantly bought a fair number of copies for clients and friends I know will not be...
One Hundred Big Ones

One Hundred Big Ones

In 1994, our psychometric assessment partners, Art Niemann & Co, invited me to work as one of their team on their ‘booth’ (or ‘stand’ as we say) at the famous and extravagant ‘NADA’ (National Automotive Dealer Association) convention. I was also invited to ski...
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...