Facing change and building space

Facing change and building space

One of the unintended benefits I noticed when the pandemic first hit, and we all had to get used to working and living in a very different way, was that our collective tolerance for imperfection increased. We were all trying new things, reinventing business models and...
What do you do when things don’t work out?

What do you do when things don’t work out?

Last week I wrote a column for my local paper on ‘how to find your dream job’. The punch line was essentially: you don’t, you create it as you go. Here’s an extract: The job I do these days didn’t exist when I was choosing my degree and planning my career. But even if...
Broken plans

Broken plans

In a world that is unpredictable, it is so much more important to decide who we are going to be, than to plan what we are going to do. Plans can go awry, what we do may change, but we can always, always stay true to who we choose to be. This week, I found out that a...
What if this is the new normal?

What if this is the new normal?

I don’t know about you but 2016 for me has been full of uncertainty, transition and plenty of ‘oh crikey’ and a few ‘WTF?!’ moments. It’s also been a year of huge achievement, success and excitement, don’t get me wrong, but as I come towards the end of the year, I...
5 Signs of a Strong Team

5 Signs of a Strong Team

“Strong teams pull together when the shit hits the fan, where others fall apart.” I shared this on social media a couple of weeks ago, after working with a particular team that really struck me with their team spirit. Like many teams I work with, they were...

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