I am not a Number

I am not a Number

A recent article from the Training Journal made me stop in my tracks.  It forced me to re-assess one of the standard benchmarks we use when hiring, promoting or assigning people in the workplace.  Experience. Andrew Gibbons highlights a “total lack of understanding of the disconnection between experience and value.”  I tend to agree.  We often use “years of experience” as a requirement in job descriptions when hiring new staff, or “years in role” before…

Climbing Mountains – 3 important lessons

Climbing Mountains – 3 important lessons

Having had the pleasure of cycling up Jebel Jais in the UAE with Marcus Smith from Innerfight, I thought it appropriate to share his blog on climbing mountains.  Needless to say he beat me to the top! Mountains are mountains and when we hear the word we already conjure up an image of some sort. Maybe with snow on top, others could have some form of greenery whilst other images our minds spit out could…