My Dislike Of Bureaucracy And What It Means For Growing My Influence

My Dislike Of Bureaucracy And What It Means For Growing My Influence

“But the plans were on display…” “On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.” “That’s the display department.” “With a flashlight.” “Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.” “So had the stairs.” “But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?” “Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on […]

The First Anniversary Of My First Book

The First Anniversary Of My First Book

This month is the anniversary of my first book ‘How To Become An Influencer’. I wanted to write this post for two reasons- firstly to celebrate and secondly to say what it has meant for me and while you might to write a book too. Celebration first… I felt extremely proud when I finished my […]

How I Seized My ‘Perfect Day’

How I Seized My 'Perfect Day'

Recently I experienced something that I wanted to share with you. I was invited by a person I really look up to, Julia Hobsbawm, to come to an event in Amsterdam called ‘The Human and The Machine’. You can see the programme for it here. If you’d like to read more about the brilliant things […]

Thinking About What The Other Person Wants

Thinking About What The Other Person Wants

The biggest lesson you need to learn if you want to grow your influence is thinking about what the other person wants. What person? Well, it could be (this is a long, but by no means exhaustive list): Your audience Your client Your boss Your direct report Your peer Your friend Your family   Of […]