31/05/2020 Learning how to flourish in a strange world

I was getting ready for bed last night, and I had one of those moments again. A moment I am certain we have all had. “I wish it would all go back to normal”… moment. The thing is that normal is never coming back though. The one thing that is normal though is longing forContinue reading “31/05/2020 Learning how to flourish in a strange world”

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30/05/2020 Are we drifting back into a crisis worse than the first time?

I have just been reading Matthew Paris’ column in The Times this morning (Let’s just hope the scientists were wrong). He got me wondering if we are all just relaxing a little too much (to a greater or lesser extent). To be fair for most of the lock down I have been in my houseContinue reading “30/05/2020 Are we drifting back into a crisis worse than the first time?”

29/05/2020 Jack’s 18th Birthday

My youngest is 18 today. I am sure not the 18th he dreamed about. No trip to the pub with his mates, no night out at Welly, or Spiders. Just a trip to Sainsbury’s local with his ID to buy in his first legal beer. Maybe a kick-about in the garden with his brother thenContinue reading “29/05/2020 Jack’s 18th Birthday”

23/05/2020 Back to working on my book

Some of you how have been following my blog from the beginning will remember that about 2 years ago I started writing a book. For those of you who don’t know I decided to write about how I am learning how to navigate my way through my life by understanding myself and what motivates andContinue reading “23/05/2020 Back to working on my book”

DON’T PANIC!

Easier said than done at the moment for many people. It seems that where ever you turn Covid-19 is front and centre. Every news item has a coronavirus element, social media is awash with advice and memes. Some of them are useful others are just designed to misinform and spread panic. On top of this,Continue reading “DON’T PANIC!”

Coming to terms with uncertainty

Over the past year I have faced uncertainty more than ever before. I have always faced uncertainty, as we all have, but like must of us, I chose to ignore it, and apply a reason or possible outcome that suited my narrative. We all do this, we apply endings and reasons for what is happeningContinue reading “Coming to terms with uncertainty”

Don’t let your past define you, just appreciate it for what it is.

I was born in Gosport, Hampshire some 4 years after this picture was taken. I was born in the house in the house where this picture was taken. The house was married quarters for Royal Naval personnel. My Dad was a Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. My Dad was absent for much of myContinue reading “Don’t let your past define you, just appreciate it for what it is.”

Does your leadership style increase the risk of error

Many of us are taught that leaders must be in complete control of what is happening in their team. This approach however is more likely to lead to error and poor performance. If there is a culture of dominant leaders within your organisation and team, then there is only ever one voice dictating what happens.Continue reading “Does your leadership style increase the risk of error”

Maintaining resilience in the face of corona virus

Whether you are a leader, a worker, a teacher, or a parent, the news at the moment is troubling. Every time we turn on the news we are face with worse case scenarios of what may be facing us in the coming months. Now depending on your personality type you are either concerned, indifferent orContinue reading “Maintaining resilience in the face of corona virus”

Practice going with the flow

About 3 or 4 years ago I heard Miles Hilton-Barber being interviewed on the radio. That interview stopped me in my tracks, it was a truly inspirational interview. If you don’t know who he is, google him, Miles is a blind explorer, the man is incredible, completely nuts, but incredible and inspiring. During this interview,Continue reading “Practice going with the flow”