A new low. Recently I failed to get an Executive role in a company that manufactures and distributes shit. Not only did I fail, but I appear to have failed by some way, and with some fairly brutal post final interview feedback. Feedback is supposed to be good to get – it is a gift … More Executive Scrapheap?
I came across a new one today. The circular economy apparently has replaced the linear economy. I must have missed the edict. It was raised at one of the new horrors of my ex-Executive life – the networking function. I tottered along with 200 or so others to a breakfast session with an eminent politician … More The circular economy: the sunset for capitalism?
I’m guessing that this slightly less than positive title may have a somewhat limited appeal and not a huge natural audience. I am of course aware that it’s more “en vogue” to eulogise to the world about the success of mind numbing spiritual self transformations, rather than the story of how to throw one away. … More Top 5 tips on how to spurn a personal epiphany
I was very clear that my marathon exploits last year were a one off. I needed my body to bully my mind into submission on this one. But my mind is a cunning beast. “You never said anything about a half marathon” it teased. “And how hard can that be, after you’ve already done a … More Half a Marathon, Double the Pain
Why is it that Milestones sound positive and Hurdles just don’t? Maybe it’s because milestones are somehow viewed as achievements whereas hurdles are things that get plonked in the way of progress. But surely if hurdles take more effort to overcome, whereas milestones just happen naturally, then hurdles should be the more highly esteemed of … More Milestones, Hurdles and A Brick Wall
I have now been a full blown bona fide blogger for just over a year. And as a result the world has changed irrefutably. Well, maybe not…but my world sure has and that’s a start. Who knows, maybe the rest will follow. In these days of monumental trump-it led upheaval and strife (Trump and Brexit, … More Blog Anniversary : Ripples and Reflections
Leaving a top notch executive role that you have put your heart and soul into is not an easy thing to do, whatever the circumstances and however it actually happens. I have just plummeted through this particular spin cycle, and while the painfulness of the circumstances still rankle too hard to fully explore in words, … More A miscarriage of corporate justice
Artificial intelligence has landed in my Executive life with a crash, bang and a wallop. And its name is Walter (its surname rhymes with Shitty). At certain points in a long, lucky and hopefully plucky career I’ve met people who don’t fit the mould. Usually this has been in a good way – variety is … More Enter the Executive maverick : Rock Star CIO
To achieve success and longevity in your Executive life you will require a certain number of key “skills” that you need to be able to seamlessly pick up along the way. It’s not a long list – relatively short on substance as well as quantity in truth – but it is essential to get to … More Tales from the Vault: a definitive guide to nailing a presentation, and how not to.
Well, that’s that. In what has been quite simply the most unlikely 8 week period of my life, I, a hereto veteran and expert shirker of significant exertion, have successfully completed a full marathon. What’s more I ran all the way, and achieved a seemingly respectable time (as heralded by those in the know, which … More Once in a lifetime achievement – ☑️