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My GP’s theory

My GP is a fascinating man. He knows all these obscure things and treatments. He always likes to see me because I have exotic symptoms that he regards as a test of his trivia trove (and they are trivi…

June 12, 2018

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When coaching, practice is perfect

My youngest son is a wonderful musician, already better than I will ever be. He was born with musical talent (he owes me for that), but he learned to be a musician, and he owes a great teacher and a d…

April 23, 2018

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Missing piece

The missing piece of the puzzle

After 15 years I’ve worked out what we do here and why it works so well. I’ve always practiced “outside in” – bringing the world to my inbox via subscriptions to bloggers, periodicals, newsp…

March 21, 2018

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When it happens (as it does)

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but sh*t happens. Often. All the time, to varying degrees.  We’re rolling along happily, and then avvompha! We get knocked off our stride. Last year we were work…

February 16, 2018

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Make it work

It’s all very well to set Most Important Goals.  They establish what we rationally consider to be our priorities. They represent our beliefs about what’s important – they’re our convictio…

January 8, 2018

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Give yourself a break

We played our last gig of the year last night – it was really great. The crowd loved it, we played pretty well and the energy was high. I got some very nice crowd response to some of my solos on the…

December 18, 2017

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Innovation blah blah

When a word like innovation gets bandied around by media and politicians as the solution it suffers from the same fate as most things left out in the open for too long – the meaning fades, and like …

November 21, 2017

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Peace in our time

As a natural introvert/learned extravert, I was excited to find an article in the HBR entitled “In a distracted world, solitude is a competitive advantage”. At last, my preference for quiet contem…

November 6, 2017

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