Being Intentional and persistent

TranslatorIt’s funny when you approach writing about a subject, you often aren’t sure how it is going to turn out. I was sitting on a plane and I wanted to write about being intentional. What do I mean by that? I meant acting with intent, having a plan, staying focused, being determined, not being set […]


Your End of Year Review

TranslatorI was completing the End of Year Reviews for my team this week and I thought I would re-share with you a post I released in 2010 called ‘Acing your end of year review’. In reality, the way you approach these hasn’t changed – if anything, during hard times, it’s even more important to emphasise […]


Focus & Intensity or What will kill me next ?

TranslatorFocus & Intensity or What will kill me next ? Yesterday I was reading an article somewhere on linkedin around focus and intensity being traits of highly successful people in business. This morning I was listening to an interview with accomplished astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield with a similar but unusual theme for astronauts on ‘what […]


Mr Frost’s Road Not Taken

Translator For some bizare reason I was thinking about Robert Frost’s ‘Road Not Taken’  on the way to work the other day. I don’t know if you are a student of Mr Frost from school or University but if you are then you will appreciate and if you don’t know him then just enjoy or seek […]


Friends at Work

TranslatorFriends at Work Having been in management and having studied management for a long time you get to know a few things. In 2011 I was surrounded by ‘ positive psychology ‘, this was mainly due to the fact that my manager and my only peer were both completing their master’s degree in positive psychology […]


Small Things at Work

TranslatorSmall Things at Work My brother worked for a major telecommunications company for 17 years. When he heard they were offering redundancies he begged to be made redundant and he was – benefit being a great pay out which he plonked straight onto his mortgage. As he is a specialist in a technology field it […]


Is the grass greener on the other side ?

TranslatorMany people leave their current employer and head to a new company with a view that the grass will be greener and sure they need to convince themselves and their concerned and curious peers at their present employer. Noone wants to be seen to be making a stupid career-limiting move or jump into a worse […]


Rough Riding in hard corporate times

bull riding

Translator  I don’t know anyone who thinks business is easy right now. There is no corner of my company or our partners and especially our competitors who is finding things a breeze. Everyone is having a rough ride. Further, any sign of turnaround is some way off, likely years in fact. Europe 2018?  North America […]


Your Three Things – Creating Direction & Focus in Busy Times


TranslatorI am very blessed to have some very senior people in my organisation mentor me. One of them is one of my company’s top executives globally, when I asked him recently what he is working on he said: “ Richard, I try to only focus on three things at once – my three things are….” […]


Forlorn Hope

Forlorn hope

TranslatorI am reading this series about the British fighting Napoleon in Spain and Portugal during the 1800’s. What makes it more interesting is that one of my ancestors was there as a Senior Officer on the British side. One of the fascinating elements of this war that has been playing on my mind is that […]

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