Life as an Interim

By Derek on September 2, 2018

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Having spent just over 17 years of my life as a specialist Interim Manager, one of my biggest challenges has been explaining to people what I actually do. You would think this to be fairly straight-forward, but believe it or not, I find it quite complicated to explain for a number of reasons. People have […]

The Emotional Tank

By Derek on November 6, 2017

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I spend a lot of time in the world of business. I take part in discussions about growth, crisis, people, results, targets, pressure, competitors and customers on a daily basis. My conversations can be with people who are on top of their game, some who are visibly under pressure, and others who seem to be […]

Striking a work/life balance..

By Derek on July 8, 2017

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It always interests me to see people work through the various stages of life, for instance those finishing school, college or university and setting out into the world of work for the first time.  It’s nice to watch the satisfaction of that first pay packet and the promise of so much more. Then fast forward […]

The Authentic Leader

By Derek on June 24, 2017

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Regardless of whether it’s business, sport, politics, or church, to name a few of the main spheres of life, the topic of leadership has been debated for centuries. It was once said ‘Leadership is like beauty, it’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it.’ There are many who call themselves leader […]

The Mexican Fisherman Story by Heinrich Boll – A life lesson

By Derek on June 18, 2017

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An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied, “only […]

Dealing With Adversity

By Derek on June 14, 2017

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I remember a customer coming to see me a number of years ago. This guy usually came a couple of times a year and I really looked forward to his visit as we got on very well.  Anyhow, this time as he drove into the car park I looked out the office window and noticed […]

5 Essential Wisdom Tips

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When building a career or a business, remember that your family requires an investment of time, not money When making important decisions listen only to a small number of people. The more you listen to, the harder it will be to make the right decision Beware of those who smile at you all the time […]

What do you see?

By Derek on June 8, 2017

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Never underestimate the potential in people.  The capacity of a human being is an amazing thing.  So often people are written off either at first glance, or because of a poor initial impression, yet they are and can be completely different when time is spent getting to know them.