Are you self-sabotaging your goals?

Are you self-sabotaging your goals?

Looking beyond Christmas, your thoughts turn to 2020.  Do you feel, dream and anticipate failure when you think about setting new goals or resolutions? You know that goals work and that you should set them. The Internet is awash with advice for setting SMART or other...
What’s your life vision?

What’s your life vision?

  I was really reminded about the importance of setting meaningful goals two years ago when I went to Barcelona and attended a course called LifeBook. During this course you drill down across 12 areas of your life (from your Life Vision to your Health to your...
Christmas jumpers are about connection

Christmas jumpers are about connection

    Are you planning to wear a Christmas Jumper to work this year? Perhaps a crazy one with a huge Rudolf nose on the front? To be part of the fun. To raise money for charity?     We wear some interesting clothes today but underneath we are still like...
A Key Leadership Lesson

A Key Leadership Lesson

  In the second year of running my PR Company in the early 90s, when we were barely breaking even, I’d attended a strange weekend course with a huge, intimidating American man – Tony Robbins. Checking out his media profile, I decided that I’d be the one to handle...
Let’s be like sunflowers

Let’s be like sunflowers

  I love sunflowers, especially after a summer holiday in Umbria, Italy, when I would walk past vibrant fields of them daily and noticed how they always turned to face the sun. Recently, I learned that sunflowers turn to each other on cloudy days so that they can...
The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain

  Recently, while loading the car before a long drive, I leant across the back seat to grab something and my back spasmed into pain. I then endured an agonising three-hour drive and several days of pain and immobility before a combination of acupuncture (in...
The Power of the Five F’s

The Power of the Five F’s

I had the pleasure of interviewing the headline author of the recent Newark Book Festival; Joanne Harris in front of a full audience at The Palace Theatre. We discussed her new book, The Strawberry Thief. Some themes are very constant in Joanne’s work. These include...