Defining My Success

I along with many others have used the word success liberally without attaching an understanding to what that actually means. When someone asks, what does success look like, the standard response is attaching a financial or status statement to the word success. But where does that come from?   Poetry, art, music, all tell the... Continue Reading →

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Recognising Your Role

There are plenty of articles out there about recognising when to move on from a role or a company. Identifying when you are in a cul-de-sac and when you are on a dead-end street. However, there is another angle here which isn't driven by external limitations (looking out) actual or perceived and this is looking... Continue Reading →

Back to School – Your Narrative

I recently had an interview with a headhunting agency and I was confident in my narrative which took me to the start of my career 17 years ago. However, I was not prepared for their request: "OK, so could you take us through your background to bring us up to speed on how you got... Continue Reading →

The Role of Slow

We are constantly told to slow down, that slowing down enables us to perform better. Yet conversely we are continually told to speed up - be more productive - drive yourself, become optimised. Work hard to be successful. Take Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, or articles from Harvard Business Review citing their study into... Continue Reading →

The Lobster Story

Lobsters grow, but their shells don't. So when a lobster grows it is in discomfort, struggling in the shell that it has. When it can't take the discomfort any more, it will then go under cover to shed the shell. Allowing it to re-grow a shell that is more suitable for its size. This tale is... Continue Reading →

Rebel vs. Challenger

The word rebel typically has negative connotations. The dictionary states that a rebel is: "a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or leader." However, this word is often used to 'fondly' describe the antics of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and others who didn't follow convention and are now reaping... Continue Reading →

300 Seconds Talk

On the 18th March I got to do my first public talk on digital (not for work related activities). 300 Seconds is a series of events for the digital community - in this case Brighton - primarily focussed on Women in Digital and encouraging girls to get up and talk. Rather than focus on a... Continue Reading →

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