Something I wrote several years ago that still gets a lot of attention is the post My big fat worthless degree. It’s lasting popularity, I account to the fact that countless others have gone down this path, to feel cheated. I imagine my words resonated with readers frustrated by their life choices. This is a … Continue reading Is it Worth Getting a Degree?
Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger It’s that time of the year WordPress sends a reminder of my continued persistence to keep writing a blog. Six years… Six years of various ups and downs crises of faith, to losing drive to write, yet through it all, I’m still standing strong with … Continue reading Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger
The fatherhood / ambition balance Becoming a dad for the first time is a massive change to our lives. How do you got about balancing fatherhood with ambition? It can be difficult to focus on wider goals with this new person in our lives. In this post, I share my experiences being a … Continue reading The fatherhood / ambition balance
A little known fact about me. I once featured in the Guardian website as part of a panel of experts for a Q & A discussing the benefits of postgraduate degrees to improve careers. This fact is so little known that I only remembered I did this the other day. So how did I get to … Continue reading The time I was an expert on the Guardian website
I was reading a book on leadership, when someone remarked "Aspiring to be a manager are we..." There still seems to be a wide confusion between being a leader and being in charge. So to put it clearer - you may call yourself a manager or the boss - but that doesn't mean you are … Continue reading Everyone could potentially be a leader
For the past month I have been collecting survey data in relation to how successful portfolio, project and programme management has been implemented into the organisation (but don't worry I am not talking about that). Last week the survey closed and to my surprise after doing all the donkey work of collecting the data I … Continue reading Connecting with others: Ask them what they know
Recently someone I worked with left. He is 65 and I assumed he was retiring. Perhaps spending his time going on holidays or filling out the newspaper crossword. But as it turns out he isn't. He is taking up consultancy work and in September he is undertaking a short course at University that will give … Continue reading You’re never too old to learn new things