Do you learn from your mistakes?

It appears that I sometimes do not.   This tiny wee icon, hidden in the array of numbers and dials on my car’s dashboard asks an important question. Is your key in the car?  This is a useful feature if you notice it when you leave your home in Aberdeenshire, not so useful when you...

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Well played Andy

Yesterday you confirmed your intention to retire from professional tennis. You had many defining moments, from winning your first grand slam at the US open to being crowned Wimbledon champion. You’ve changed the public’s perception of being a grumpy Scotsman, to be a dedicated family man, and you’ve even received a knighthood from the...

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Selection boxes and Fortnite

It’s that time of year again, the no man’s land in-between Christmas and New Year.   In my household this usually involves creating Lego masterpieces, bribing the kids to go on long dog walks and wondering at what point it becomes unacceptable to have a selection box for breakfast. This progresses to making well-intentioned...

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Are you nervous or excited?

I’m a mother and a business owner. It’s an intricate balance of client deadlines, homework, networking events and football matches!  Before you know it, another month has passed and a new milestone has been reached. My eldest son started high school this summer.  This is an interesting time, and Facebook Timehop provides an annual...

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How to nail public speaking

You’ve been asked to deliver a speech. Brilliant!  It’s an amazing opportunity so why do you feel like you could puke in a bucket? Most of us have been there, some of us have felt so terrified we’ve declined the opportunity, some plucky others have seized the opportunity with both hands and nail it. I...

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Why storytelling works.

We are natural storytellers. From ancient times we’ve sat around campfires sharing our experiences, we’ve read bedtime stories to our children and we have gossiped over the garden fence. It comes easier to some than others, but it’s how we communicate. There are shelves of business manuals on the topic, and enough TED Talks...

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