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...