Monthly Archives: August 2012

Getting yourself ready for Conflict

Last week I wrote about how I dealt with a conflict situation on my flight over to San Francisco.  What could have been a horrible 10 hours turned out fine because I remembered to the use the magic word “IF” … Continue reading

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The power of “IF”

I’m feeling slightly proud of myself today.  I consciously used the word “IF” to transform what could have been 10 hours of purgatory into something much more acceptable. It happened on my flight from London to San Francisco.  I booked … Continue reading

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Lessons in Life from a dog.

Meet Rufus, our 6 year old working Cocker Spaniel.  Our first dog ever, and a life changer.  How on earth did we manage without him before?  He is a ball of fire, the most motivated creature I know, and like … Continue reading

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The Olympic Legacy: a wake up call for Grumpy Old Gits.

It’s all over.  The question now is whether the London Olympics will live on, and fulfil the pledge made at the time of the London bid by Lord Coe and Tony Blair that the event would “inspire a generation” to … Continue reading

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Why Team GB is doing so well at the Olympics

I’m writing on Sunday afternoon.  A few minutes ago  Andy Murray beat Roger Federer in three straight sets:  blew him off the court, you might say. Last night, in the space of an hour, Team GB put in its most amazing Olympic athletic … Continue reading

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