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3 powerful ways to turn your good ideas into great ideas

3 powerful ways to turn your good ideas into great ideas

How many times a day do you think of a better way to do something? Or come up with an idea for a side project or new venture? Most of the time our ideas aren’t bad [...]

Brand You: How would you sum up your life in just 6 words?

Brand You: How would you sum up your life in just 6 words?

What I want you to do is a bit freaky. Be warned. It might confront you. I want you to imagine that you will die in ten minutes time. Here’s why. Ernest Hemingway was once challenged [...]

One thing you need to achieve your goals, every time

One thing you need to achieve your goals, every time

I have tried every diet under the sun. Sadly, my self-discipline has never been strong enough to achieve long term results. But there was one time when I did really well. And the reason for that [...]

The answer to achieving success at work and in life

The answer to achieving success at work and in life

Many of us think about what ‘success’ means — what it looks like for me and how I’ll know when I get there. It’s one of life’s tough questions, and often takes years (if ever) for us [...]

Are you living your résumé or your eulogy?

Are you living your résumé or your eulogy?

A school friend of mine died six weeks ago. He was 52, and motor neurone disease had slowly nibbled away at his body for over three years. I was asked to write his eulogy for a [...]

Success at work: what are you chasing?

Success at work: what are you chasing?

I recently spent a week in North America with a new client. Based on the east coast, these guys are working class individuals who have been incredibly successful and have built a great business. But because [...]

5 golden rules for a longer and more vibrant career

5 golden rules for a longer and more vibrant career

I’m 52, and usually the oldest guy in the room whenever I meet with colleagues or clients. How has this happened? How have I survived and prospered in a so-called ‘young person’s industry’? Why did all [...]

The Zulu, the rugby coach and how to keep winning

The Zulu, the rugby coach and how to keep winning

I love to be organized – to have a careful plan, clarity on steps, and then work through those one by one. It’s a strength. And increasingly – a fatal flaw. Being organized a fatal flaw? [...]

This is how you make a start on a more successful life

This is how you make a start on a more successful life

I don’t have many regrets. Sure—not having travelled as a young man. Not going to a co-educational school (I have always been shy with women). I regret not visiting my old Uncle Ernie in Sussex, when [...]

Corporate or creative attire: what’s your style (and does it matter)?

Corporate or creative attire: what’s your style (and does it matter)?

There’s a menswear shop in my home town that proclaims out the front: ‘well-dressed men are more successful’. It’s always bothered me. Bernie Madoff was well-dressed, and very successful for a long time, but he’ll see [...]