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Each week I publish the Freewheelin' video Q&A show and each month an episode of Blunt Dissection Podcast. I also publish articles randomly from time to time. 

In order to submit a question to freewheelin' please record a video and following the format closely:

1. State who you are and where you are from.
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April 20, 2017

When things go wrong, do you feel like the world is crashing down around you? Is it all you can muster to put on a brave face and gut your way through it?

For many of us, that’s what problems are, things we want to go away as quickly as possible. Things that stress us i...

April 13, 2017

Were you at BSAVA this year? It was my first trip to this congress since migrating back to the UK. It was a good event and I saw some fantastic new pieces of equipment that were unthinkable even five years ago, plus there were some interesting new ideas floating around...

April 6, 2017

I have a mantra that flies in the face of everything you ever learned about recruitment. It’s simple. “One Job. One Applicant. One Interview. Done.”

Sounds weird right? But when you stop and think about it, this approach makes a lot of sense. 

Traditional veterinary recr...

March 23, 2017

Physical and mental pain are experienced commonly in staff working in veterinary hospitals across the world. While some of the causes lie outside our control, there’s a lot we can all do to reduce the amount of avoidable suffering in our lives. My latest blog post on t...

March 16, 2017

Hiring the right person for your team….

Cognitively Vacuolated. Consumes Vodka. Conspicuous Vigour. Completely Vulgar. Constantly Vetoed. Conspiratorially Vexatious. Continuously Vacant. Compassionate Veterinarian. Cypherically Verbose. Cytotoxic Vomitus. Career Verif...

March 9, 2017

Last weekend a friend invited me at short notice to join him for a couple of days Snowboarding in the Austrian Alps. I was in two minds based on the fact that last time I tried snowboarding (over a decade ago), I couldn’t sit down for a week and nearly lost teeth. But,...

March 2, 2017

One of the most important things you eventually work out when you have to manage people is that 90% of the challenge is managing yourself - and in particular your emotional responses to events that occur. All too often, these responses act like petrol poured onto a fir...

February 24, 2017

Journaling is a discipline that I’ve only come to in the past two years but it’s one that I find remarkably powerful- both for the immediate benefits, but also the downstream effects. Many people raise a curious eyebrow when I get all excited about how much value it ha...

February 16, 2017

Today’s guest is Dr Diederik Gelderman Australian veterinary business legend, former veterinary hospital owner, current Australian Veterinary business Association (AVBA) President and creator of the Turbo Charge Your Veterinary Practice series of business development p...

February 9, 2017

One of my blog readers, Chris (who is a Company Commander on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps), wrote to me after reading an earlier post called "Leadership - A definition that works well for me”. In that blog I challenged readers as to what the...

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