TEDx and Me

Being invited to speak at TEDxDorking was a dream come true.  A chance to share my insights and ideas on a well-respected global platform.  Amazing. Then the doubt set in!! It wasn't the speaking that had got me in a spin.  It was the content.  Firstly, I convinced myself I didn't really have anything to... Continue Reading →

Poem: It’s Good To Talk But…

Conversations with others can aid career development, innovation and help to keep our perspective fresh.  You never know what you might learn or what new insights may be gained. Face-to-face networking at events is a good way to meet people. Just remember not everyone is always as professional and friendly as you 🙂 I hope... Continue Reading →

Are You Listening To Each Other?

It's a week since I watched the BBC's debate on the Southern Rail strike action.  Hosted by Jo Coburn, it brought together Mike Lynch of the RMT (The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) and Charles Horton of GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway).  Standing side by side you could feel the tension between them. ... Continue Reading →

What Not To Do When You Network

Networking face-to-face is a weird old thing.  Meeting new people, reconnecting with others, sharing stories and conversations can help keep our perspective fresh.  However, not everyone approaches it with an open mind and healthy spirit.  Luckily I have had more positive networking experiences than bad ones.  However, the bad ones were so bad I just... Continue Reading →

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