Category Archives: Business

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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Portfolio careers

A few weeks ago I attended a helpful workshop on the subject of how to manage a portfolio career, which I guess is what I now have.  Loosely speaking, I would define such a career as one where the individual engages … 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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Winning or understanding?

Just inside the doors of the British Museum, to the right as you enter, is a tiny temporary exhibition on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. I only stumbled on it by chance as I was waiting for … Continue reading

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I’m ready for my close-up

I’ve been a keen photographer for many years, but I still never forget the time when I first discovered “macro” photography.  For those who don’t know, macro is basically close-up photography.  As with most things photographic, there is a great … Continue reading

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Churchill and leadership

Over the years I have helped to facilitate many leadership programmes, working with individuals and teams to explore what leadership means, how they might develop their leadership potential, and what impact that might have on what they do and those … Continue reading

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The challenge of networking

This morning, I had an interesting conversation with a couple of colleagues on the vexed subject of “networking” – in the sense of making connections with people (of which I know a little), rather than building an IT network (of … Continue reading

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A lamp for the journey

Lamps, and journeys, are important to me, which is why I’ve named this blog as I have. As a photographer, I try to make it my business to understand light. How does it give shape to the world around us? … Continue reading

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