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Finding my happy place (at work)

Finding my happy place (at work)

I’m between assignments at the moment and taking stock – thinking about what I want to do, what sort of work I enjoy and what makes me happy. Yep that’s right Happy – not just what’s the most lucrative, what does my history and experience say I have to do but what do I enjoy, what feels worthwhile and what drives me. It’s been interesting as I haven’t really thought that way for a few years.

Future Talent Conference 2016 – Welcome Address

Future Talent Conference 2016 – Welcome Address

The conference is buzzing and the theatre is full as Jim Carrick-Birtwell, CEO and Changeboard and Plotr opens the conference with him welcome address. Welcoming us to the 3rd Future Talent conference with the comment that never had there seemed to be a need for...
Future Talent now!

Future Talent now!

  I’m getting my kit together for today’s Future Talent Conference from Changeboard and will be tweeting and blogging all day from there. It’s a full day of TED style talks from an impressive line up so I thought it would be useful to share the...

Future Talent 2016

“Future Talent is important for the most obvious but deep of reasons: because the collective flourishing and success of the nation depends on properly mining the talents and interests of the next generation.” Alain de Botton, Philosopher I’ve been asked to...
Blank Pages (& snotty noses)

Blank Pages (& snotty noses)

This was meant to be a New Year post – not a new year new me post but a turn of the page, day one, blank sheet, seize the opportunity type post. But the truth is I am sat here on day 5 of a stinking cold and not feeling overly able to fill that page, reach my...
Hello.  It’s me

Hello. It’s me

  When my fabulous brother asked me what I wanted for Christmas I said I really wanted to sort out my website and move my blog to the domain I have had for some time just sitting there doing nothing. So here it is – and here I am! Thanks Simon – you...
Never too young to learn to lead

Never too young to learn to lead

This weekend I was told (second hand) about the work a head coach at one of the London Universities American Football clubs is doing to improve the leadership of his team and it got me excited. These lads (and they are lads, 18-22 year old students) are getting great...