I once read an interview in one of London’s newspapers about the incoming CEO of a high street bank. Something about the interview really resonated with me, and so – even though I wasn’t entirely sure why I was doing it – I quickly wrote to him, inviting him out for a drink. A few days later, to my surprise and delight I received a reply, accepting my invitation. Even to this day I have no idea why he said yes, but I’m glad he did; a year or so later he was able to host an event for me on the top floor of their corporate head quarters. The evening raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for a community charity. [click to continue…]
Most of us have created a wish list at some point in our lives. Yet, the older we get, the more we seem to find them a little embarrassing. But wish lists don’t just belong to the days when we still believed in Father Christmas. In fact, the older we get, the more important I think they become.
Wish lists help to keep us focused. They help to keep in mind the bigger aim and the smaller steps we need to take in order to reach it.
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As I browsed around the shops in my local village I found myself lingering in the antiques shop admiring a rather beaten up and character filled twin pedestal desk. The desk now sits at the centre of my office upon which sits the latest computer, video camera and microphone. [click to continue…]
As we gathered that sunny afternoon on the House of Lords terrace, we were treated to a fabulous cream tea and inspiring speeches. One of the guests must have just completed an ‘accelerated networking’ course or was taking networking steroids… [click to continue…]