Young Leaders and Why (Not) Hate Them

Smarmy, annoying and overconfident, perhaps. But they don’t need to be like that. Continue reading Young Leaders and Why (Not) Hate Them

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Corporate to Creative in 10 Gruelling Steps: A Realist’s Guide

You are sitting in a grey  office on a gloomy day, tried, and after yet another frustrating day, you are thinking your life is going to waste. You take your phone, and see a person – maybe even a friend – sipping cocktails on a tropical beach and bragging about their freedom, and – more gratingly –  being bale to afford a care-free, happy life … Continue reading Corporate to Creative in 10 Gruelling Steps: A Realist’s Guide

So you want to quit your job and find yourself? A few tips from a year later

Today marks a year since I quit my job as a consultant in London. I will probably never forget the anxiety that the lead-up to handing my notice caused: there were daily conferences with my parents since I decided on my course of action 6 months prior, countless drunken discussions with friends, nights spent imagining a dramatically destitute broken life that I feared my decision … Continue reading So you want to quit your job and find yourself? A few tips from a year later

The drama of the corporate man-child: What Alice Miller can teach insecure over-achievers?

The link between depression and over-achievement gets in the media cyclically and when it does it gets a lot of attention. Most recently, the flurry of reporting and analysis was brought on by the suicide of Martin Senn, a former CEO of Zurich Insurance and was linked by media to a similar incidents of the prominent business people taking their lives (and reminded me of … Continue reading The drama of the corporate man-child: What Alice Miller can teach insecure over-achievers?