July 1, 2020

Like many people around the globe, I am saddened to see how so many of us behave as a result of the pandemic disease that has marred the world. For centuries this plague has gone on, although we have never really found the need to unite in an effort to eliminate it onc...

January 23, 2020

I frequently read posts on LinkedIn about inspiring and impressive leaders, those we look up to, those we admire for the sheer amount of incredible achievements and skills they have, those whose performance levels are the highest, outshining everyone else around them....

January 9, 2020

With the festivities behind us and our New Year's resolutions perhaps just a faint good intention, many of us find ourselves looking at months of gloom ahead. We go back to work where the niceties of the holiday season have been replaced by deadlines and apathetic coll...

November 28, 2019

Recently a LinkedIn post really caught my eye. It was a photograph of a female military pilot on a stage about to give a speech. So far, nothing special... However, her young son had decided that he didn't want to sit next to his dad in the crowd but rather sit on his...

September 30, 2019

Many of us work with people from different cultures either within an organisation or across physical borders. But we do not have the education to build, nurture and sustain a bridge of dialogue and understanding. When relationships with our teams, business partners or...

June 27, 2019

This summer, as most people will be packing their swim suits and mozzie spray to head off on holiday, I will be joining a team of experts from British Exploring Society (BES) and together we will take a group of young people between the ages 16 and 23 into the Amazon R...

April 10, 2019

Recently, my teenage son was involved in an incident which subsequently required him to have to explain his actions in front of all his teachers and the school principle. This can be a very intimidating experience even for adults. But for a young teenager who  - like a...

March 27, 2019

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger is not hailed as a hero because he nailed every single landing in perfect conditions, but because he saved every single life when everything went wrong.

"The Man in the Arena" is the infamous speech by Theodore Roosevelt (extract from "Citiz...

March 15, 2019

Parents all around the world want the best for their kids. Everyone wishes their children to be healthy, educated and all around happy. Where parents differ is the way we chose to deliver our message. In some cases, parents can be authoritarian and inflexible and at th...

February 14, 2019

February is associated with the all-too-commercial Valentine's Day meant to celebrate the union of two people. Perhaps we should remember that love has to come from the inside out. In order to really love another, there has to be self-love first. I find that to be true...

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