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The joy of relearning

I have recently taken up playing the church organ again.  I studied it from the age of 13 (when my legs were long enough to reach the pedal keyboard), won an organ scholarship to Oxford, studied music for 3 years, and then went to work for a brewery.  Ahem.  I've been...

Gorillas (and monkeys) in the mist

This week I have asked an old friend, Orlando Kimber, to write a guest Blog for us.  Orlando is a marketing specialist, and last week he and I were discussing some common dysfunctionalities we come across working with our clients.  It prompted him to put pen to paper...

How to unlearn something you're great at.

It's hard being me, at times.  I expect it's the same for you (being you, that is).  One of my biggest frustrations is that there are certain things I do again and again which I know from bitter experience are going to cause problems.  Despite analysing them and...

Is being negative such a bad thing?

Last week I met someone who I think I can safely say was one of the most negative people I have ever met.  I spent much of a day with him during one of our Musikscool events.  He was 15: polite, well dressed, articulate, and with an outlook on life which shocked me so...

Not just another New Year's resolution post!

I wonder how many million Blogs have been written over the last week or so based on the subject of New Year's resolutions?  I have read quite a few, and jolly good they have been too. One that caught my attention in particular was Cedric's Blog (see the full article...

Why Santa is like Marge Simpson

What is Santa's Myers Briggs profile? Last year I posted this Blog, and have decided to republish it.  It's just about the only date-related article I've written, and I am going to use the excuse of having just moved house and thus being even more frenetically and...

Now I really do know how lazy I am!

It's something I've always suspected, but now I know it for certain. I am idle. In the last 4 weeks I have been working flat out, delivering training sessions back to back across 8 different topics.  I've had to adapt my own materials to deliver using WebEx, create...

We just don't know how lucky we are.

Last week I attended a memorial service for a man who had a great influence on my life. Norman Routledge was my housemaster at school nearly 40 years ago.  He saw me through what were unquestionably my most challenging and yet formative years. There was a service in...

When going it alone doesn't go to plan.

Five years ago this month I finally summoned up courage to call my boss and tell her I was going to leave the company's employment and go it alone.  After 13 years I had decided that I did have what it takes to be successful managing my own affairs and creating my own...

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