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Did they win, or did you lose? 

Because there is a difference.  They might have won through preparedness, focus, wise choices and tactically forcing errors.  Or, you lost due to too many unforced errors, distractions, mindset and being off your game.  If you’re not winning as much as you’d like, it might be worth evaluating and addressing how well you are losing. …

Time and Milestones

Recently we celebrated the Platinum Jubilee for dear old Queenie. And after watching the montages of her reign, it’s times like these when you realise the finite quality of life. And also the leaps we make from one milestone to the next. Even looking back at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations 10 years ago, we have…

Allies

You would think that allies are found on common ground. What if, there was a place to discuss and explain what each of us sees from our perspective? Sure, differences of opinion are likely to emerge. And by leading with curiosity to better understand each other’s perspectives, it might be you have more in common…

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…

We’ve not been here before…

This is the first time this generation of veterans has experienced this time. Yes, lessons from the past help, but we are in all-new territory. The World is changing at a rate never experienced by humankind. Automation is on the increase, which might appear ominous to some. But tech careers are on the increase too.…

Out with old, to make way for the new… Me

I have been encouraged to blog about my experience with a past job, how the misalignment was felt emotionally, mentally and physically and how I decided this was all going against my values in a deeply intrinsic way, and not merely a lack of buy-in to their strategy. Fix Vs Leave. Fix – as in…

Finding a theme for 2022

Last year my theme was “Connect & Create“. And I believe I achieved this in spades because I found the courage to create new relationships, beta tested a workshop, did speaking gigs, started a new job, quit the aforementioned new job and discovered networking for knowledge. Often when we think about networking it conjures images…

Blog? Article? Or budding thesis?

I’ve been reading… oh dear! Yes, there is a dark side to reading. Because it beckons me to question and leaves me in a rather dubious cuffuffle until I connect the dots.  After 10 months of languishing, The Wizard is back and after reading his delightfully colourful and provocative Museletter, he spoke of elegant rants,…

Midweek Bonus Blog. Because Learning Matters.

There have been some terrible consequences for UK students in the fallout of the lockdown from COVID.  And if they haven’t had enough to deal with, an algorithm has significantly disadvantaged countless students as they progress to the next phase of their education. Now, I’m no fan of our current approach to education or the…