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The Bedrock of Leadership

There are endless books, blogs, vlogs and podcasts on what makes a great leader. Trust me I eat up a lot of what’s out there through my Automobile University. I’m also lucky to have been in leadership roles for many years and I believe there is no substitute for real life experience. Learning from success, [...]

Leadership – Allowing innovation to thrive is not difficult, but it takes guts!

The word innovation is probably used today more than ever in the history of human kind and in most cases it’s used incorrectly. Scott Berkin famously said that people in business don’t even understand what the word innovation means and that we should replace it with terms with more everyday direct meaning like “We want [...]

Midlife Crisis? F*ck that, I’m having a Midlife Marvel!

Definition Wikipedia - Midlife Crisis  A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45–64 years old. The phenomenon is described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person's growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcomings of accomplishments in life. This may produce feelings [...]

Me, Entrepreneurs and a Roomful of Ideas!

Recently I was part of a panel at this year’s Creative³ conference talking about “Kindness In Design”. My fellow panelists were Rowan Lamont, an amazing industrial designer from Designworks. Rachel Burke an artist and designer creating specialty, wearable art pieces and communal art projects. Rachel documents her creative journey and daily art practice on her [...]

To the Misfits!

  “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you [...]

Be The Change!

Two months ago on the 7th August I’d been working for 30 years, wow where did that go, and although we all experience leadership aspects of our technical roles, over the past 15 years I’ve grown into true leadership roles and loved every challenge that has been thrown at me. Some have been really tough and [...]

Finding Your Bell!

As I’ve written before in my blogs, and adapting some wise words from Arnold Palmer, “business is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.” If your revenue is higher than your costs then you make money, simple. But how do you continue to do this in a world that’s full of competition, whilst improving what you do, [...]