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How far does likeability get you?

2020-10-13T13:22:14+00:00October 13th, 2020|

In the opening chapter of his book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell introduces the concept of ‘thin-slicing’ with the strapline “How a little bit of knowledge goes a long way”. It’s about the way we draw big conclusions from very [...]

TEDx Bollington – one year on

2020-06-18T15:04:15+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Top row: Andrew Vincent, Ali Foxon, Andy Hall, Andrew Greenwood Bottom row: Ellie Pool, Linton Foat, Paul Lewis, Charlotte Simpson It was twelve months ago this week that a group of 8 individuals stepped onto the stage [...]

Embrace the storytelling approach

2020-05-24T17:19:58+00:00May 24th, 2020|

Interview for Twelve Scholars I will always seize the opportunity to promote the value of storytelling in business, so when my good friend Bob Buckley invited me to be interviewed for his Twelve Scholars podcast, I was delighted [...]

Zoom fatigue: is it a thing?

2020-05-24T12:21:15+00:00May 24th, 2020|

Then my whole world went zoom. Fat Larry’s Band might have reached No.2 in the 1982 UK singles chart with “Zoom” but I don’t think that word was on our lips quite as much as it is now. [...]

Personal Development through JOT

2020-05-03T07:09:03+00:00March 5th, 2020|

Huge thank you to Kirsty James for her amazing insights on networking skills at the recent JOT event at the Wilmslow Conference Centre (Total Fitness, Handforth). I consider myself a networking veteran but I learned so much from [...]

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 [...]

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