Music that has made me smile/sometimes cry this year

As many of you will already know, music plays an important part in my life. You will also know that both my sons are musicians. Ben is in Vialetters (If you have never heard them, firstly why not? Secondly don’t worry they are on the playlist above) and Jack is in a band called SpeakEasy,Continue reading “Music that has made me smile/sometimes cry this year”

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What are my plans for next year?

Over the past few blogs I have talked about how to create the right environment for change, and how to improve your chances of success. So I thought I would share with you what I am planning for the year ahead. To be honest most of these plans I have started already, but I amContinue reading “What are my plans for next year?”

What has 2019 done for me?

2019 has been quite an eventful year. It would not be an exaggeration to say it has been an emotional roller-coaster. My family throughout this have been my rock, in particular those 2 fine young men above, who have shown me how incredible and vital life is. Earlier in the year (around April time) myContinue reading “What has 2019 done for me?”

Merry Christmas and remember be kind

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all have a restorative, and fulfilling break. Even though Christmas is about giving and sharing time with friends and family, we can often be obsessed with our own happiness and the happiness of our immediate circle. We can end up being uncivilContinue reading “Merry Christmas and remember be kind”

What difference do you want to make in 2020?

I cannot believe another decade has gone! They do say as you get older time goes by faster. This morning I was looking at pictures of my boys, they are now wonderful young men, where did the time go? That brings me to what difference I want to make in 2020. My kids are gettingContinue reading “What difference do you want to make in 2020?”

What matters to you?

Here is another blog I wrote for work. I have written about self-care before but I thought I would share this more widely. Times are difficult at the moment, it is really important to pay attention to ourselves on a daily basis, to make sure we don’t get lost in all that is going on.Continue reading “What matters to you?”

Are you doing your best?

I wrote this blog today for my work page. It is so important though, that I decided to share it on here too. We have to start being generous towards ourselves and each other. Do you try hard when you come to work everyday? Some days you know that you will be better at yourContinue reading “Are you doing your best?”

The importance of empathy in leadership

Yesterday I was reading an old article in Havard Business Review by Daniel Goleman on the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership. According to the article EI is more important than IQ and and technical skill, when it comes to the success of leaders. Goleman draws on research conducted on various companies and suggests thereContinue reading “The importance of empathy in leadership”