My career in ad agencies and my subsequent work lecturing and coaching ethical leadership have brought me upfront and personal with a great many leaders. That’s given me plenty of opportunity to observe the great, the good, and the bad at close quarters. I won’t allow myself to start a new story until I’ve identified what I call one of the Big Questions.
Like so many people, I look at our world, our society and ask myself, ‘Why is that happening? Is that the whole story? What if?’ Once I start looking, it’s amazing what I dig up. And that’s when I shut the door and write.
Are they thrillers? Exposés? Investigative fiction? All three? You tell me.
Wearing my other head, I write anarchic comedy for a range of media. You’ll find a number of them if you click on Menu then The Other Blog.
When I can find the time, I also specialise in mentoring today’s and tomorrow’s business leaders, as their ‘Critical Friend’.
With my long-term partner Catriona, I now live and write in rural Somerset. A rugby fanatic, I speak fluent French, I cook other people’s recipes, I’m passionate about local communities running their own affairs, and I really should lose some weight.
My own values
Whatever I’m doing, at the back of my mind are the three fundamentals that always seem to be present, up front, when things go well:
Trust, Passion and Fun