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Nostalgia Wednesday

There is a phrase doing the rounds. “The Great Resignation” – the pandemic has prompted people to re-evaluate their careers and values and how they want to live their lives. And it got me thinking because I had used this phrase in my early blogging days when I was leaving the Royal Navy. And I…

Autonomy from the Establishment 

Thanks to tech and platforms, the gatekeepers and curators are fast becoming a thing of the past.  If you want to express your voice, publish a book, write a blog or host a podcast – go head!  E-commerce – you have access to the tools.  Build a community and cross-pollinate the networks – Find individuals…

Question theory

There are no stupid questions. Only questions misdirected. armed forcesChangeCoachingleadershiplearningmilitaryPossibilitiesveterans

I screwed up!

I screwed up… on a few things today. Mainly, forgetting I had not scheduled a blog until the night before publishing and needed to come up with an insightful topic of discussion sufficient enough to provoke thought in my dear readers… For that, I am grateful for your patience and understanding. However, this fact did…

We get to do stuff now

In my line of work, I have been tinkering with the idea to build an app. I assumed this would be hard for me and avoided looking into it. Then I saw a post about the software available to help people build apps. All low code, drag and drop sort of stuff. And even more…

I want you around, just not ALL the time.

You have just spent a number of years doing the weekly Whacky Races. Flitting between home and work and making sacrifices for Queen and Country in your military career. Missing birthdays, first steps and Nativity plays. Then, you leave and all that conflict disappears… Or does it? Now you are home 24/7 and screwing with…

The Obstacles we put in the way of our Progress

Military folks have lots of decisions to make. When we decide to leave, or someone else makes that decision for us, this starts a cascade of options and possibilities. This in itself can be overwhelming. Alternatively, this may also create excitement and motivation. One big question is… where shall I live? To relocate or not…

Deploying the command hand a little too vigorously

When I was a kid I used to get told off for being too bossy. That makes sense, I was the only child/grandchild and I didn’t have other kids to bounce off. So the adults would scold me for my instructions, and adults don’t like being what to do by a kid. Then, 25 years…

Courage and Bravery Off the Battlefield

Courage and bravery can appear in many forms and situations, and when looking at the military, it’s easy to assume this is mainly on the battlefield. However, often the modest corners of our community harbour the strongest individuals. People willing to stick their heads above the parapet and say – “This must change.  And here’s…

Pygmy Goats, Mermaid Princesses and other grand career ideas. 

Navigating change is not impossible in isolation, but it is super tough.  By teaming up as co-conspirators and collaborators you broaden your capabilities and your knowledge base.  And Knowledge is everything. Because we don’t know what we don’t know. Others will, and by finding those people it opens up the possibilities.  I started out owning…