Tag Archives: London

Corporate Culture is visible if you know what to look for . . .

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. -Steve Jobs Not too long ago a friend of mine asked how to tell a reputable plumber or tradesman from the “cowboy” fixit men … Continue reading

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Uninspired !

Uninspired = Uninspiring = Mediocre Performance = Bored Audience Leadership has a definite knock-on effect. The principle of “shadow of the leader” came vividly back to me while sitting for 2 1/2 hours in the Royal Albert Hall in London listening … Continue reading

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Keeping the “magic” alive . . . In the circus and business

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away. ~Ben Hecht I can still recall nearly 12 years ago watching the Cirque du Soliel performance of Alegria in the Royal Albert Hall in London with my young daughter and … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement and Strategy Execution: A Real Example

It’s January in London. It’s cold, overcast and rainy almost every day. And besides that, at a latitude of 52 degrees North, darkness falls around 4pm, making it seem even colder. The perfect time of year for the boiler and central … Continue reading

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The Few versus the Many . . .

This past week I had the opportunity to visit with a director from one of the largest FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies in the world.  They are headquartered in London so it was just a short ride on the underground … Continue reading

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Looking for an Author’s Assistant . . . pass the word

I could definitely use some help (not only the mental kind!).  I am looking for an author assistant to help with all the details it takes to get several novels and business books out of my mac and into the … Continue reading

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Business as Usual – Not!

This week my new thriller novel was published on Amazon Kindle US and UK. This is my third thriller novel and I am excited to introduce a new character, Jack Christian.  I believe you will find Jack the type of … Continue reading

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Opera . . . Classical vs Modern

Last evening Stephanie and I went to the English National Opera production of Julietta.  Now if you are like me, visions of Romeo and Juliet, colourful costumes and classical set design springs to mind.  Not so.  Julietta, based on the … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things . . .

I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel so bad.   -Rogers and Hammerstein, Sound of Music It’s been a good summer, a hectic but good summer.  While we didn’t travel far, we certainly got around.  A … Continue reading

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Thank You . . .

“Sentence first, verdict after words.” -Lewis Carroll My apologies to the White Queen for slightly altering her quote, but for a writer like me, it works better this way. I am issuing a great big THANK YOU to all those … Continue reading

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