Category: Leadership

Countdown. Welcome to the final 100 days of 2017, starting today. Take a moment to reflect: Congratulate – what have I achieved so far this year? Contemplate – where am I today? Critique – what am I tolerating? Challenge – what do I still want to do before the year end? Are you coasting for…
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Monday morning at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3, along with a host of laptop, tablet and smartphone users, all re-connecting. Tomorrow, Apple’s new iPhone X will make us all out of date and out of fashion.. The race will be on to upgrade to the new device and show our tribe(s) that we are faithful. No…
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In the October issue of Wired UK, there is a fascinating interview with Debbie Wosskow, CEO of Love Home Swap, launched in 2011. Debbie is a serial entrepreneur and now runs Allbright, a female-focused investment fund. Here are some extracts on what it takes to be successful in business:           “Coming…
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Based on my personal experiences over the last few days, its seems possible that the hotel and catering industry may have woken up to the realisation that good people can be more important in the user-experience than fancy architecture, fixtures, fittings and menus: Friday morning – a working breakfast at the Doubletree Hilton close to…
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In the 20th Century, learning was viewed as a phase that took place early in one’s life. The objective for all socio-economic groups was to “get an education” and then decide on “a trade or profession”, whether or not that was in the public or private sector. Game sorted – 45 years of work, marriage,…
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Upton Sinclair was an American writer and political activist who, in the mid 1930’s, wrote a series of allegorical novels that exposed poor working conditions in various USA work environments between the World Wars. He first coined the term “white collar worker” to describe those who were involved in professional, managerial or administrative work. He compared…
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