• Career

    Change resistance

    Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. It is a simple rule In today’s Western world we strive for stability. Something unexpected happens at work = put a process on it. Tie it up and get a handle on it. We’ve…

  • Career

    The rules to follow when you change jobs

    Three months ago I started a new role with a new company. It is also listed on the French market and its activities span the globe. It has been an odd experience, going from a place of absolute mastery to…

  • Career

    The Tao of Leadership

    A few years ago I was asked to give a talk on Leadership to a class of HEC MBA students. I hadn’t done that before, and Leadership is an immensely broad topic, so the first thing I asked was what was the…

  • Career

    Leading in adversity

      In the West we tend to search for stability. Stability in our lives, stability at work, stability in our finances. We see it all around us as we search for a rhythm in our lives. Wake up at 6.30am,…

  • Life

    Early retirement

        I hesitated for a week before finally posting this. Is it normal for a blog on the musings of a CFO to include a section on retiring early? The more I thought about it the more I concluded…

  • Career

    Disruptive change

      Change is an inevitable part of being in any organization. You get on well with your human resources leader and then he decides to leave and take another job elsewhere. The head of marketing and sales speaks exactly your…