Mid-Fifties Beach Bum

So, it happened. Dream gig of CEO in ideal turnaround company pulling on all my decades of experience of people, customers and getting shit done. New investors investing. All signs, measures and “gut feel” heading in a positive direction after 3 years of real hard slog. What happened? You guessed it. Dumped out on my … More Mid-Fifties Beach Bum

Fresh Mountain Air

Wowzer! One of my stated aims of this blog was to document – ideally in a humorous and irreverent way – the ups and downs of my lucky life close to the top of the Executive tree. It pains me to reflect that much of my recent musings seem to have documented the seemingly endless … More Fresh Mountain Air

Top 5 tips : How to Nail the Perfect Executive Interview

I believe in keeping things simple. So, here is the simple “tell it as it is” 5 key points for nailing the perfect interview, and getting that elusive big job. 1. Pre work. Know your stuff. Fail to prepare and prepare to fail. 2. Nail the first 5 minutes. First impressions are everything. Go overboard … More Top 5 tips : How to Nail the Perfect Executive Interview

The Moral Olympics

The never ending cartoon strip that is The Trump Presidency has thrown up yet another interesting intellectual dilemma, aka the question of being morally fit to lead. It has led me to reflect on my time close to the hot seat of a number of big businesses and ask the same question of my peers … More The Moral Olympics