When slow & steady beats the quick fix

2018-08-02T17:21:42+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

There are no principles operating here, just gusts of wind. Printed in a recent USA Today, this description of a famous figure comes from Robert Epstein, an American research psychologist and a former Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Today. Can [...]

What it means to be in your element

2018-07-02T10:56:39+00:00April 8th, 2018|

I was having a bit of a clear out at home the other day and came across an oil painting I’d done as a teenager (the bird of prey shown above). At the time I was considering an art-related degree [...]

I never met Stephen Hawking, but…

2018-07-02T10:57:47+00:00March 14th, 2018|

I wish I could say I’d met Professor Stephen Hawking, a man of colossal intellect and great courage (apparently he was given just 2-3 years to live after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, whilst at university). Right up to [...]

Is your Company Vision alive and well?

2018-07-02T10:59:31+00:00February 28th, 2018|

One of the most interesting aspects of my work is to help a company find a fresh vision, something which helps it stand out from the crowd and inspires its employees to achieve greater things. However, arriving at the wording [...]

Can shy people sell?

2018-07-02T11:01:01+00:00January 10th, 2018|

Although I characterise most of my work as ‘storytelling’ it is, in many respects, a form of sales training – soft sales training. Many of my clients are technically schooled professionals who are thrust into situations where they must persuade and [...]

Different ways to tell the same story

2018-06-29T09:30:18+00:00December 12th, 2017|

Driving home recently I was listening to Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 talking about space exploration. Someone happened to mention Neil Armstrong and Ross recalled a time when the famous astronaut came into the studio to [...]