Category: Team Building

  My 27th marathon in Nottingham yesterday with Josh Barrow was definitely not the most fun I’ve ever had. It was a hot, sunny day. My training and nutrition beforehand weren’t up to scratch and I wasn’t rested enough. The course is beautiful but demanding, both physically and psychologically. Something happened that I’ve never experienced…
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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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There’s something about running your own small business. To quote my friend and client Dapo Olotu, founder of Dental 397 in Exeter: finding the marriage between drive and love We love our family and friends, our team and patients – most of the time. We are driven by the responsibilities of our business. Driven: to…
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You know how I’ve been rattling on about The Daily Huddle in the last week? Last weekend, Annie and I stayed at York and Albany, Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant/townhouse hotel in London’s Regents Park area. After Sunday breakfast and a walk around Camden, we returned to notice The Daily Huddle taking place at the back of…
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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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