Now here’s a topic to make my ears prick up! David Gram, an “Intrapreneur” at Lego (hello, yes please to that job) talked about “diplomatic rebels” and innovation through intrapreneurship, at last week’s Disruption Summit Europe. Gram started off with a bold statement “radical is the new incremental, radical is the new normal”. True perhaps … More How to be a “Diplomatic Rebel”
Perhaps the biggest thing I took from this week’s Disruption Summit Europe, was the multiple voices advocating for a bold new style of leadership – one that fosters innovation within organisations. As PA Consulting’s Chief Innovation Officer Fraser Bennett put it in his keynote address, the move to this type of leadership is “an obligation, … More WANTED: Bold New Leadership
A bit of digging in the garden uncovers some very unexpected treasure. Improbability drive in action? … More It could only happen to me…
Do you ever feel like there is something more that you could be doing to make a difference? I do. Instead of just talking about how “everything is on fire!”, could I actually do something to be part of the change that I want to see? Ever since the Brexit referendum I’ve been cross with … More European Elections – should I stand?
It is with sadness that I read that the bodies of the climber Tom Ballard and his climbing mate Daniele Nardi have been found on Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. Tom’s mother, the pioneering female climber Alison Hargreaves also died on a mountain in Pakistan, and it was this story, 24 years ago, that gave me … More K2
As a born and bred Londoner I am proud of my city. It’s vibrant, full of character (and characters), steeped in history, with a quirky charm. Everyone has their own version of London, like the blind men describing an elephant, we all have the bits of London we know best, our own secret haunts and … More Making my mark
I was just grabbing something from my bedroom when it caught my eye. A rapid flash of colour and motion that my peripheral vision couldn’t quite make out. I turned and looked out of the window, to see a fox, dashing about much like a kitten having its “mad half hour” (cat owners will understand). … More Friday’s frenetic fox