Personal Development

This last weekend I have been in sunny Orlando. This trip was not for leisure unfortunately and was quite full on. On Saturday a friend offered the chance to go and watch a scheduled rocket launch by SpaceX. The lift off was timed for 1am! I have never seen a launch and although tired and …

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Over the weekend it was great catching up with some friends I had known since my university days. Many topics of conversation came up including what films have you watched recently and who was in them. You get the picture. Some of the facts about the film or past events were hard for me to …

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The temptation when you return to work after a break is to let inertia hold you back. I wonder how you are thinking about 2023 right now? It is important as you get back to work to make sure you take action. Taking action means you commit to moving forward and at the very least …

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It is the time of year when you start making plans for next year. It could be that you have already done this. Let me ask you this, ‘what is your plan for your personal growth?’ Do you have your personal development plan for 2023 in place? Growth is not automatic. To grow you have …

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Let me encourage you as we approach Christmas to choose joy. It is the time of year when Christmas Carols are sung around the world. Quite a few of them talk about joy. “Joy to the world,” is one that comes to mind. The interesting thing about joy is that it is a choice; it …

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Have you ever suffered from a sense of being overwhelmed? This has been my recent experience and in doing something about it I am laying out for you a route out of your own overwhelm. What threatens to overwhelm is different for all of you. It could be the size of the task before you …

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Last weekend the UK switched to Daylight Savings Time. The clocks went back one hour. In other words, we got to do the hour over again. Granted most of us were asleep and so didn’t notice. But it got me wondering, ‘What if you had the opportunity to do something over?’ A bit like Marty …

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The leadership that has been on display from successive Prime Ministers have been salutary lessons in the art of how not to lead. My reflection on what has happened, particularly in Liz Truss’s case is that she failed to remember the first rule of leadership which is that great leaders connect. If you don’t connect, …

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Have you ever had the thought how far can I go when thinking about your life? When our children were a lot younger, one of the questions they would ask, almost as soon as we pulled off our driveway, was ‘are we nearly there yet?’ The question implies that there is a destination, a finish …

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One look at my garden will be enough to tell you that I am no gardener! This Christmas we were given an Amaryllis which looks like a dead bulb in the pot and nothing like the picture on the box! However, with some water and sunlight, amazingly, it will start to grow again. This reminded …

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