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