Getting ready for university #1 – Prepare

Getting ready for university #1 – Prepare

This is the model I use to show the elements you should be working on as you start at university for the first time: I will cover the “prepare” stage in this blog and further blogs will cover the “reflect” and “ask” stages. A place...

We don’t say thank you enough

(I wrote this on the International Day of the Midwife)   On March 11th 2008, my wife Sally was pretty busy. About two weeks later than expected, she was giving birth to our son at home with two midwives caring for her and me hanging on for dear life. We (i.e....
Is management dead?

Is management dead?

This year I seem to have spent more time than ever in discussions about and leading development programmes in leadership. And so my attention has naturally been on quite an old debate: what is the difference between leadership and management. To be honest, I had...
Hilary Benn – that speech

Hilary Benn – that speech

On the morning after the speech made by Hilary Benn in the debate about intervention in Syria, I was asked by the website of a national newspaper to write 500 words analysing it in terms of the psychology of leadership. I asked how much they were going to pay and when...

Why I wear a poppy

And so as November comes around, the well-worn arguments about poppies arise from certain quarters so I thought I would put out there why I wear one. And, in my view, I think most people have something similar in mind. Every year as I wear my poppy, I remember in...

Why I twitter on (and on and on…)

Despite only a recent conversion to the medium, I am an avid tweeter. I still don’t quite know why I am interested in it and to be honest it is really hard to justify the time I spend on it in a rational way. I guess I came to realise that there was a world that I...