3 big lessons I got from creating my own job

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December 4, 2019

Think about some of the best moments or opportunities of your life or career: chances are there was an element of spontaneity and surprise. Perhaps it seemed like a problem to start with, then turned into a great opportunity. 

This week I came home and found a copy of t...

November 27, 2019

This question came up on the last webinar as well as on a leadership training I did for a group of bright dentists specialising in population health with Health Education England. 

The question of “getting more qualifications” also comes up quite often in one form or an...

November 20, 2019

I’ve never been inspired by the idea of work-life balance. It sounds like a false dichotomy and an arbitrary one. It’s the product of a culture where we work too much, no?

Personally, I don’t separate between the personal and the professional. I prefer to talk about the...

November 6, 2019

November 1st, 1954 – Northern Algeria:
Midnight: A gunshot is heard, followed by a series of attacks on military barracks. The Algerian war of independence has begun. Shortly after, a growing number of French civilians are conscripted into the army to “maintain order...

October 30, 2019

Coaching case study: A bright young medical student comes to see you. He wants career advice because he’s in turmoil. He’s not sure he wants to complete his degree or become a doctor. He originally wanted to become a priest but his father encouraged him to enrol in med...

October 23, 2019

This month, I was invited by an engagement and equity initiative of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California to give a webinar on career transformation. Of the respondents to a pre-webinar survey, only 10% had experienced coaching and 55% had contemp...