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“Better to be wrong than boring”  Andre Gaim, Nobel Prize in Physics Winner 2010

“Better to be wrong than boring” Andre Gaim, Nobel Prize in Physics Winner 2010

In 2010 Andre Gaim and Kostya Novoselov from Manchester University received a Nobel Prize for their work isolating graphene.   Many people had tried before without success.  Their method?  Simple.  Scotch tape which they stuck to ordinary graphite, pulled and what came off with the tape […]

Discovering new lands…

Discovering new lands…

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore” Andre Gide, 1927. I saw this quote from Nobel prize winning Gide, a week after the officially worst day of the year (that day when the post-Christmas […]

Forget about saying ‘No’

Forget about saying ‘No’

Most people would agree that being clear about our boundaries, establishing ground rules in our relationships and making sure that we have enough time to do what is important well are laudable aims.  The reality is that having those conversations can be tricky.  Getting the […]

The Blunt Truth

The Blunt Truth

I remember learning about the suffragettes when I was about 10. As the youngest of three girls, doing well at school and a Dad who thought we were as good as any boys, I was shocked to realise that my grandmothers had been part of that generation […]

Bounce Back

Bounce Back

The year is only 6 weeks in and so far I have experienced a couple of minor ailments and a bereavement.  With an unusually heavy workload for January it has meant that I have had to draw on deep wells of resilience in order to […]

The Dreaded Networking

The Dreaded Networking

I was at a conference recently.  All was going well.  I had been invited to run workshops on ‘Building your Resilience’ and the room was bursting at the seams.  The signals that let me know that people were engaged and on track were evident.  The […]

Snatching time

Snatching time

There is an end of term feel in my household.  One child has finished at school and is languishing in her room in a Netflix trance. Another, after the high of Graduation, is on the roller coaster of job-seeking. Meanwhile, the third is putting us […]

Living the fuller life

Living the fuller life

How I related to that.  The Woolwich in the late 80’s and early 90’s was a hierarchical organisation and I remember feeling such a tiny cog in a big machine with hardly any chance to make my own mark without the permission of what seemed […]

“The leader’s role is to set the stage not perform on it”

“The leader’s role is to set the stage not perform on it”

When I was about fourteen, I realise with hindsight, that my Dad (pictured with me – he’s 90 and still going strong!) changed the way he parented me.  In fact, there was something of a transformation.  From telling me what to do, nagging me about my […]