Category Archives: Driven

Are villains the worst people?

Do you prefer “Paul Robinson” on “Neighbours”? Or remember “Dirty Den” on “East Enders”? Which do you like best? My favourite was “JR Ewing” in “Dallas”, back in the black and white era. Soap villains all, and fortunately they are confined … Continue reading

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Does a mentor have a limited life?

Of course they do! Not only are we not immortal, our role as a mentor probably should be limited, or reviewed from time to time. Actually I dislike the term “mentor” but let’s not get tied up in semantics. One person … Continue reading

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Lord Sugar v Piers Morgan

In ITV’s recent interview of Lord Sugar, Piers Morgan seemed determined to probe Lord Sugar’s emotional side. How did he fair? There’s no doubt Morgan is an effective interviewer, although for my money Lord Sugar got far more amusement for the audience … Continue reading

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Is busy-ness the enemy of invention?

What stops us developing new ideas? What stops us working on our heart’s desire, our latent talent, our real passion? “I’m just too busy right now”. “Working too hard”. “Maybe next year, when I have finished my A levels, my … Continue reading

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Undercover boss – was it rubbish?

Not at all! Although the business dealt in recycling rubbish – see Channel 4′s latest episode about Viridor.   CEO Colin Drummond goes undercover to work in the gritty front line of waste disposal. Two things captivate me watching this … Continue reading

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Who says money motivates – undercover Jockey Club?

Big bonuses: is that what does it? Not according to Undercover Boss Paul Fisher at the Jockey Club. Former newspaper delivery boy turned accountant turned COO takes off his suit and dons stubble on Channel 4′s latest edition of Undercover … Continue reading

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Is working longer better?

Imagine the Martians are looking down at us in the UK. They see large buildings which appear to be factories. In one factory they observe the workers work a strict 7 hours and then go home in small efficient vehicles. The … Continue reading

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What is the hardest thing to lead?

How about your own family? What’s the greatest source of satisfaction and the hardest challenge? Doing family life tops it for me. The people we value the most and who know us best, test our leadership ability. A lot! It … Continue reading

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