Category Archives: Leadership

Those ‘gels’ in Guildford

“I was in Bond Street the other day, and one in five of the ‘gels’ there was in a smart suit.  In Guildford, four in five of the ‘gels’ wear trousers.”  The tone of the comment left me in no … Continue reading

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How to mark pain

For the last few days, I have been struggling to remember a quotation.  It comes from a play I read for English A-level, and so perhaps that passage of time explains my struggle! The play was called Comedians by Trevor … Continue reading

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Passionate moments

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing a production of Equus, staged in Greenwich as part of a national tour by London Classic Theatre. It’s a play which I think has sadly been ruined for some people either by its … Continue reading

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Words matter

Today I was sent a rather inspiring little video clip off Youtube.  It lasts less than two minutes, but manages to pack a punch in that time.  I won’t spoil it for you by revealing it’s conclusion, but suffice it … Continue reading

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Snapshots of lives

Yesterday morning, I was up at 3am.  This, I hasten to add, is an unusual occurrence as I’m not at my best in the wee small hours, and I tend to take a good while to get moving at that … Continue reading

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Heroes and villains

I guess that I risk putting people off reading further if I mention that this post refers to Titanic.  There has, after all, been so much written and broadcast over the past weeks about the event as we mark its hundredth … Continue reading

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Hand over the map

I’ve written before about journeys – indeed, the very name of this blog refers to them – and the concept of journeying is an important one to our lives.  Whether we are thinking about the whole span of our lives, … Continue reading

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Take your time

How often we casually use those words – “take your time”.  Whether to hurrying children, to stressed colleagues, or to ourselves when we are rushed off our feet, we probably hear these words so often that we forget what they … Continue reading

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Them and us

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about “localism” lately.  To be honest, it’s not a subject I have dwelt on much before, but it’s a bit of a buzzword here in the UK at the moment, so I have been … Continue reading

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Making assumptions

In his book The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz sets out four tenets which he suggests can help shape a wise and fulfilling life.  Perhaps the one which I have consistently found the most challenging contains the deceptively simply exhortation: “Don’t make … Continue reading

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