Consumption gap

It can be funny how two different conversations can overlap. I had met with Esther at a local coffee shop over lunch. We had briefly met at a couple of events that we had both been to and I was keen to learn about her business which works in statistical analysis of data. AS always … Continue reading Consumption gap

Mentoring again

It’s some time since I have written about mentoring yet I have sessions ongoing with three people. It is a kind of background activity, something I try to fit in around everything else I am up to and an activity which gives me a great  amount of pleasure. I know a few people who are … Continue reading Mentoring again

Downplay

Apparently it is common British trait to downplay your achievements, one which I am prone to suffering from. I am sure there are many others across the world who are the same and it is not just a local phenomenon. I have learnt of my suffering from getting together with Claire, Justin and Mike over … Continue reading Downplay

Who am I to talk about ethics?

I am no Aristotle yet I like to think of myself as an ethical person and would like to live amongst people who were like minded. Everyday I see things in business and public life which I regard as unethical, immoral, unfair and, at times illegal. But who am I to judge? I wonder whether … Continue reading Who am I to talk about ethics?

Seductive leadership

Strong leadership is seductive. The idea that someone can take charge and be decisive, especially in a crisis are the qualities that shine in what we see as strong leaders. Ruthlessness is a quality that gets people to the top. We see example of this at the moment in the superpowers that dominate the news. … Continue reading Seductive leadership

It’s all in the numbers

What have we become? One of my daughters told me about an app that you can download that tells you how long you spend on your phone. I downloaded it and ended up checking up on how many times I unlocked it. On one day it was 106 times. My obsession with my phone has … Continue reading It’s all in the numbers

Unconscious bias

We were making our way into the Metro Centre from the Debenhams end when we saw a very young boy getting into one of the fun buggies that can be hired from the customer service desk. The buggies are shaped like cars and can be pushed around while the child sits inside and pretends to … Continue reading Unconscious bias