Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

According to Forbes magazine, 46% of all new hires leave their posts within 18 months. The vast majority of these appointment failures are because the candidates lack the soft skills to perform rather than the job-specific skills. If you thought that this was an...
There once was an Ugly Duckling…

There once was an Ugly Duckling…

That’s the first line of a cute little song by Danny Kaye (you won’t remember him!) and the story was all about an ugly duckling who turned out to be a cygnet. When he lost his dull brown feathers he became a beautiful white swan, but he had to be shown his reflection...

Why Don’t I Know What I Want?

They didn’t teach you at school how to work this out when I was a kid. Most people I know went for a quick answer, chose a life path, and got on with following it. We tended to base our choices on a range of influences. Maybe you have also run your life like...
A Million Choices

A Million Choices

What if every choice created a new world? Iain Banks, who died recently, wrote a novel called Transition, based in a universe where our world appears an infinite number of times, with every choice by every person making a new, parallel world where everything is...

We are always becoming

This great talk explains how we fool ourselves that we are “completed” at every age of our lives.  At every age, we change and change again.  The message?  We keep on changing, over and over, and this gives us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves....