EQ – Emotional Intelligence – What it’s Not

EQ – Emotional Intelligence – What it’s Not

There’s a lot being written about EQ (or EI) these days – a sign of society’s evolving awareness of emotion and feeling and a moving away from an over-emphasis on rational intelligence. That’s good. But a lot of what I read strikes me as being...
EGO – the biggest barrier to success

EGO – the biggest barrier to success

I’m sat in Edinburgh airport having just had an update on a company that I was briefly involved with a while back. The company is falling apart and its survival is in the balance. It has: Investment, Technology, Markets, Expertise, Experience, Prospects, Good...
Why Rest is more important than Work…

Why Rest is more important than Work…

Do you think of sleep as a waste of time? Is having lunch away from your desk an irritation? Do you consider the periods of rest between activity as lost opportunities to be more productive and to achieve more? If you do (and I certainly did) I’m going to...
The Self-Sabotaging Entrepreneur

The Self-Sabotaging Entrepreneur

I recently spent a day with the management team of a small banking software house. Nice guys, young, driven and successful… Just one little problem – the management culture that’s got them to where they are today, will keep them there for ever and a...
Please – Not another Meeting…

Please – Not another Meeting…

After years of attending all sorts of meetings in all manner of organisations, I reckon they all fall into 1 of 2 categories: Uplifting, constructive and energising Draining, life-sapping, boring, repetitive, ego-dominated, self-serving, bureaucratic, directionless,...