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Thoughts and observations on careers, life and business.  

Hanoi, Vietnam

The Opposite of Success

I heard a moving story on the radio this morning about a young graduate Marina Keegan, who wrote about the opposite of loneliness, but tragically died in an accident shortly after. You can read it here https://lnkd.in/g7Q4H5T It reminded me of how grateful I should be for the success I’ve had over the years. I

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Management Career Myths

Many people assume an ideal career progression involves increasing specialisation, steadily rising salary and benefits, and a move into a management position. In today’s volatile and ambiguous workplace, this is no longer a formula for job satisfaction or high performance. Understanding some of the myths about what a successful career looks like can help you

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What’s in a Name

I’ve just become a Grandad. The little man arrived two weeks early amidst the floods affecting the North of England. All the grandads I spoke to said what a life change experience it would be, but it didn’t happen. I woke up the next morning feeling the same as I did the day before. I

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Wellington in thoughtful pose

6 Leadership Lessons from the Past

On the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, I read about how a small group of German soldiers turned Wellington’s fortune in his favour.  Whilst reading, it struck me that there is still much to be learned about history and how those lessons can still be applied in the workplace and our daily lives

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3 Myths about Building a Successful Career

Increasing pressure to perform and the blurred lines between personal and working life are symptomatic of today’s workplace. Career paths lack clarity and rely on climbing the corporate ladder. Is this really what everyone wants, or is there a better way to build a more satisfying career? Many people assume career progressions involves increasing specialisation,

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