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Being Bettina’s Dad and Thelma’s Son: Being Stoic

From Grandmother to Granddaughter Thelma Kelly sits patiently waiting for Holy Communion to begin at her Parish Church in Stockton on Tees. Suddenly her thoughts are interrupted as two church wardens walk assertively past her, towards the Vicar. They whisper a message in his ear and the Vicar nods. He turns towards his congregation to… Read More ›

Leadership and Engagement Pack (Christmas edition)

Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement Pack (Christmas 2019) I would like to start the review with thanks and gratitude to those who have contributed to the monthly pack throughout 2019, I would like to thank Joyce who provides the quotes and who also has the onerous task of proof reading my blog posts and… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Dad: leading a life less ordinary

“Say it’s true, black and blue, I can share your situation Been holding our emotions back, will only make us cry If you go, I know, but you know, it ain’t so serious anyway When the clouds arise we’ll live on Ocean Drive” I look in my rear view mirror as I am driving and… Read More ›

Leadership and Engagement Pack (November)

Welcome to this month’s Leadership and Engagement Pack (November 2019). Some years ago I wrote a blog post (appears as the last article in this edition) I commented on one of those three bosses: “You feel excited by what is coming next. You never quite know what to expect when you receive an email, or… Read More ›

Leadership Pack (October)

Welcome to the Leadership Pack (October 2019). Damian Piper, our resident Performance coach and consultant, starts this edition with: Are you considering your career next steps? Damian reflects on his career and has come up with three universal themes which he believes could be applicable to you. As someone who has been fortunate to have… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Dad: Find people who make you better

(And six fun things I get from being Bettina’s Dad) I think I can safely say we are not an especially religious family, however, we do often say that our youngest daughter Bettina is a ‘gift from god’ (we also say that she is our ‘crown jewels’). This morning, Bettina is in our sitting room… Read More ›

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Leadership Pack (September)

Welcome to this month’s edition of Leadership Pack (September 2019). Damian Piper, our resident Performance coach and consultant, starts this edition with ‘Time to get serious about time’ I am always looking for a different or new take on Time Management and, as ever, Damian doesn’t disappoint, with some original ideas which I will ponder… Read More ›

Leadership Pack (August)

Welcome to the Leadership Pack (August 2019). Damian Piper, our Performance coach and consultant, starts this edition discussing ‘Owning your commitment’ Have you checked out Damian’s podcasts yet? They are available at http://www.effectivechallenge.com/podcasts or on all the major podcast platforms. This month I have included two of my own posts. Whilst on holiday in 2014… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Dad: Bettina’s perseverance in the face of adversity

Coming towards the end of a money awareness workshop, with my colleague Michaela, at Market Field School in Colchester I am approached by a member of the school staff who, I later learned, had especially come over to see me as she had heard that I had been talking about my youngest daughter Bettina. Bettina… Read More ›

Leadership Pack (May 2019)

Welcome – download the Leadership Pack (May 2019) You get what you focus on Damian Piper, our Performance coach and consultant, starts this edition with: ‘As per usual there is plenty going on in the world at the moment. For some, it’s a world of uncertainty. For others a world of opportunity. There are multiple… Read More ›

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