Reasons Project Managers should read history

There are numerous writings that detail the importance of why history matters, these usually appeal on the level of studying human behaviour, achievement, and understanding where we come from.  Perhaps idealistic, there is a belief that by knowing the past, the same mistakes can be avoided in future. History is valued in political and management literature … Continue reading Reasons Project Managers should read history


Aim Higher

Many of us setting goals severely underestimate the value of our potential and our ability to aim higher. By the low expectations we have and the lack of self-belief in ourselves mean we are living a life of constant underachievement. We seethe in the corner as people we perceive as 'arrogant' get all the breaks - all … Continue reading Aim Higher

Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will continue… Without even knowing you I bet it included something of … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Aim higher

Some of my success has been limited by my lack of ability to aim higher. The problem with setting goals that are clearly quantified is that you can quite easily set a target that is too small or not challenging enough. One things that sticks in my mind was at an interview where I was … Continue reading Aim higher

When you least expect it

When I was younger and I had insecurities and self-doubt about meeting someone, my mum would always say "You only find love when you stop looking for it" Despite my young naive age - I thought that was bullshit.  To find someone required some effort. As I spent time growing up and I experience rejection and … Continue reading When you least expect it

They say to follow your passion…

But when I was 3, I wanted to be a cat. When I turned 5, I was more realistic in my career aspirations and wanted to be a fireman. When I was 11, I wanted to save all the animals. When I was 12, I wanted to save the world. When I was 13, I … Continue reading They say to follow your passion…

A man with a plan (and aspirations)

I recently started a new job and I set two goals: The first was to "Become comfortable in my new job/make it my own." I mention in this post how I went about achieving that. The second goal was "Develop my skills/knowledge so that I can achieve for promotion." In my reflection this was always going to … Continue reading A man with a plan (and aspirations)