I wasn't going to do any public speaking this year. I had decided to take a break after a pretty stressful 2019 (ha - remember 2019 - doesn't seem so bad now!) where giving talks became a bit of a contributor to my anxiety. Anyway circumstances have changed a little 😉 So yesterday afternoon I … Continue reading Friday talks offer.
One of the pieces of feedback that has followed me through my career is this concept of being 'good in the room'. This idea that I can be trusted in pressured, semi-confrontational circumstances where you need to be able to stand up to questions (often in a pretty unstructured format), be seen as knowledgeable to … Continue reading Good in the room
I am - as I suspect you know if you are reading this - an advocate of working in the open. It is the topic I am most passionate about and a practice I try to bring to every corner of my working life. It isn't without risks though. In the last week or so … Continue reading Monzo: a case study in the ups and downs of being open