In a recent survey, Pointless Generalisations magazine asked 150 top CEOs what their Millenial workforces were looking for from their jobs. It produced some startling results that should make business leaders sit up and take note. Gone are requests for job security, flexibility, a fair wage for a fair day’s work, an equitable workload, the […]

  The 6th of August 1987 was the day before my 16th birthday. I had spent the previous night in a small 2-man tent on a patch of fine white sand at the bottom of a tumble of moraine at the side of an as-yet unnamed glacier. From the entrance to my tent I could […]

The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone – William Butler Yeats How do we understand authenticity? Semantically speaking, reviled boss of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, is about as authentic a business leader as one could hope to find, however unsavoury we might […]

*tapes bubble wrap to shins*

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing – Abraham Lincoln The never less than fabulous Julie Drybrough posed a fascinating question in a recent blog post. In essence, Julie was curious to know “What’s your thing?”. Well, it got […]

I’m not you. I never will be. I never can be. I’m not a woman. I’m not black. I’m not Asian. I’m not a Christian or a Muslim. I’m not Australian or Austrian. I’m not a fan of Justin Bieber. I’m not a refugee. I’m not an OAP. I’m not young. I’m not disabled. I’m […]

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster. My father went back to Aberfan today to pay his respects. He was there 50 years ago. Because he’s an amazing Grandad, he wanted to try to make some sense of this tragedy for his grandchildren. Grandchildren who are the same age as those who lost […]