Tag Archives: personal development

Five ways to boost your creativity

This post was inspired by the article ‘The New Rules of Creativity’ in the May edition of Wired (UK) magazine. As marketers, it’s important that we keep a creative mind-set in much of the work we do. Whether it’s thinking up concepts for a new campaign or generating ideas for a series of blog posts, […]

Practice what you preach

Last week I attended the Social Media World Forum (#SMWF) in London where I had the good fortune to watch a number of interesting keynotes and panel discussions. The highlight of the two days for me was Chris Brogan’s keynote presentation on day one. I’ve been a fan of Chris’s work for a few years […]

Pick yourself… and race to the top!

I’ve been a big fan of Seth Godin for a while now. From the moment I read Purple Cow I knew this was a guy worth listening to. And with 12 best-sellers and counting I’m clearly not alone! I’ve just finished reading one of Seth’s more recent books, Poke the Box, which is more of a manifesto […]

My three words for 2012

Last year I decided to follow in the footsteps of Chris Brogan and choose three main words to live by throughout 2011. I published my three words on the 1st January 2011 and reviewed them in July. A new year has now begun and before unveiling my three words for 2012 I think it’s worth […]


As an England cricket fan it was fantastic to see the England team beat India last week to win the series and become the number one Test team in the world. It was a brilliant achievement, one built on skill and endeavour – as well as a ruthless focus on preparation and teamwork. A focus […]

My three words for 2011

On the 1st January this year, I wrote a blog post called ‘My 3 words for 2011‘ in which I outlined the three key words that I hoped would form the guiding pillars for what I would focus on for the year ahead. The three words were not intended to be goals (which should be […]