Photo credit: Gareth Williams, Creative Commons License There was a time when I would begin my introduction with the two most important parts of my professional identity; my name and job title. Today, this old habit presents me with a conundrum, triggering a raft of thoughts that race through my mind each time I'm asked,... Continue Reading →
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.
Innovation can come from the person who experiences the most pain with the status quo. Here’s a story from the very beginning of my career to help illustrate this.