Category Archives: Achievement

Beware The Kraken Of Despair

Beware the Kraken of despair, he splashes, crashes, claws the air, Resenting change, he tears his hair, He mopes and cries and screams and shares His misery for all to see. Just left alone he’d rather be. “Oh leave me … Continue reading

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Canada: The Relativity of Success

I clearly looked trustworthy enough that the slightly fraught ski instructor asked me to mind one of her proteges on the lift up the mountain, which is how i found myself in deep conversation with a very sparky four year … Continue reading

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That Was 2015

In 2015 i wrote almost 130,000 words on the blog, plus the manuscripts for the new book on ‘Organisational Change in the Social Age’, half the manuscript for ‘Guidebook to the Social Age’, and some preliminary research for a book … Continue reading

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Taking Pride

In a group today, i noticed one participant wearing a badge saying ‘Pride in the NHS‘, our much loved and occasionally exasperated National Health Service. The NHS is a hot political potato, as well as a subject of division between … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancement: gadgets, gizmos and GoPros

Austria is not far away, but somehow the journey takes me longer than it does to get to Singapore. It’s not down to any inefficiency in the Swiss Train network, which offered a profuse apology for the one minute delay, … Continue reading

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Saplings

“Charles Dickens wrote ‘A tale of two cities’ under this very tree” said Andy, as we sat in the sunshine. “Interesting“, i replied, afraid to admit i’ve never read it. One of so many classics to have passed me by: … Continue reading

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Mentoring: a matter of Hope and Trust

I thought I’d got off at the wrong floor at first: the buzz of conversation was loud, even from the lift lobby. I was priding myself at having arrived early for the Mentoring event, thinking I’d have time to catch … Continue reading

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