The 15th June, 2006 was probably my best ever day at work! I had been given the opportunity by T-Mobile UK to travel with a group of customers who had won a trip to Nuremberg to see England play Trinidad & Tobago in the football World Cup. This World Cup was going to be the biggest and best ever.... Continue Reading →
This (reworked) post describes how I've grappled with my professional identity given that I'm continuously developing new skills and regularly moving from job to job.
Reinventing yourself is not easy, it takes everything you've got. I've made big changes a few times before. From unskilled manual worker to project manager. From single man to married man with kids. From local worker to international expat living abroad. From project manager to head of department and line manager. But during each of... Continue Reading →
There have been times recently when I've thought that I could do with a lucky break, something that will mark a new chapter in my life, a new beginning, like the cherry blossom that suddenly appears on lots of trees every spring here in Bonn. So I decided to write about 3 moments in my... Continue Reading →
This was both the worst and the best job I've ever had. It made me wonder how we can make dull work more appealing.
When I was younger, I never considered for one moment that I could be a leader. As I grew older, I realised that life demanded leadership from me. It took everything I’d got to rise to the challenge.
Working without pay on a steam railway was not good for my education, but it helped form a mindset that has been the foundation for my career.
Stranded at Düsseldorf airport, struggling to get back to the UK where there has been heavy snow, hoping to see my family for the first time in 2 months, I decided to kill some time and write about work-life balance.