Lessons from Le Tour

Lessons from Le Tour

As a keen cyclist I love to watch the big tour races each summer, particularly the Tour de France.  So much so that I’ve even taken my family on “Tour” holidays where we time a holiday in France with a few stages of the race so we can see the riders close up.  One of my favourite professional cyclists is Jens Voight. Now retired from the professional scene, Jens can now be heard from the…

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…