Category Archives: Leadership

Living with depression

I suffer with depression.  Or, as I generally prefer to say, I live with it. Thanks to the courage of plenty of people far braver than I am, and their willingness to speak out about mental ill health, that statement … Continue reading

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Keeping busy

The last couple of months have been fairly hectic.  Those of you who follow Facebook and Twitter may have seen a steady flow of images now appearing from my Remembrance Image Project, which is aiming to commemorate the centenary of … Continue reading

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A sad moment

Let me be clear from the outset – I was never a fan of Mrs Thatcher.  Our politics were a long way apart.  Whilst I can see that some of what she did in her early years was much needed, … Continue reading

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A long lull

First of all, apologies to my regular readers for what has been a very long lull between postings!  The main reason behind this is that I have been in the process of moving house. Now in fairness, moving house ought … Continue reading

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Before you learn too much…

Like many people who are self-employed, I imagine, I try to make good use of the quiet week or two around Christmas and new year for tidying up and catching up on administration tasks.  Before that makes me sound like … Continue reading

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A brief communion

London, let’s face it, is a fairly frenetic city.  The trade-off for the excitement, buzz and opportunities afforded by living in one of the world’s greatest cities is hustle and bustle, loud noise, and at times relentless activity all around … Continue reading

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The art of drifting

BBC History magazine produces an excellent free weekly podcast entitled History Extra.  It covers a wide range of subjects, and one I have listened to recently explored the history of the navy, in particular in the late 1700s and early … Continue reading

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