First published in The Huffington Post on 20 May 2015 Lessons from failure and success Supported by a fantastic team, my riding partner Charlie Mitchell and I broke the 49 year old record for cycling non-stop from Land’s End to John O’Groats on a tandem, shaving over 5 hours off the record to complete the 842 miles […]
At 3:41am on Thursday 7th May 2015, the rear wheel of our tandem passed over the drain that marked the end point at John O’Groats 45 hours and 11 minutes and 842 miles after leaving Lands End. In so doing, we had broken the 49 year old End to End record that had stood since […]
First published in The Huffington Post on 3 April 2015 Well I never knew that! Uncovering hidden talents I remember it well, it was one of those casual throwaway comments “When I rowed the Atlantic….” The very enjoyable conversation with this self-deprecating chap suddenly became a whole lot more interesting. As we probed away, revelation upon revelation […]
Willpower is highly correlated with future success, it’s also significantly eroded by stress. This is a fun video from the research of psychologist Walter Mischel at Stanford.
Ever wonder why you have certain habits or why something can become addictive for you? Want some insights into how to change your bad habits and how to start developing good habits?
First published in The Huffington Post on 10 March 2015 The cold light of day “I can’t believe I did that!” Ever had that sensation, when you look back and wonder what the hell happened? In the cold light of day it seems so stupid. It might be as simple as eating far too much despite your […]
First published in Huffington Post on 3 March 2015: “What’s wrong with these people?” Frustrated at the drivers’ seeming inability to stop rescanning all the parcels prior to loading the vans, the IT director of a logistics company had his head in his hands in despair. In the cold light of day it seemed incomprehensible to him […]
This was first published in Huffington Post on 9 February 2015. Value is an oft used word in business. We need to create ‘value’. But rarely do we take the time and ask ourselves, what do we actually mean by value? From a business perspective the value that matters is that which the consumer deems valuable. In […]
First published in Fresh Business Thinking 28 January 2015 Innovation: It’s about appreciation & respect “We need to become more innovative.” We must have read this a hundred times in various articles, books, newspapers and magazines. And of course it’s true. It must be hard to do given so much has been written….but is it really so […]
First published in HR Director 23 January 2015 Followership Whilst rapid developments in technology create new opportunities to increase the speed of response and offer a level of connectedness unimaginable just a few years ago, some things in business remain constant. Success depends on understanding and serving the needs of our customers. However, expectations of what employees […]