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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. 

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June 6, 2018

In part one I described how to avoid complaints. But what can you do to turn things around when something has gone wrong?

Now you have an upset or angry client, so how do you handle this like a boss? Here’s my proven formula that will get people back on track quickly.

February 8, 2018

Explore. Create. Grow.These are the three most important words in my business world.

They define what I am all about as a person, and at the heart of each is one unquenchable desire… To learn how to be a better version of myself tomorrow than I was today. And the most i...

February 1, 2018

A critical skill all good leaders must develop is humble, honest self-awareness. Not the all too common self-aggrandisement that accompany the leader's swagger; a symptom of a puffed up ego.

Don’t believe me that you’ve got this going on? See how you react when s...

September 14, 2017

Today I'm posting a short Vlog about a growing trend that needs to be addressed. I'm talking about how easy it seems for grown adults to be hijacked into saying inaccurate, mean-spirited and potentially harmful things on the internet. 

This behaviour, so perfectly illus...

September 7, 2017

It’s almost 20 years since I graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School. A boozy lunch was followed by an eagerly chanted (if slightly slurred) Hippocratic oath. Then my band of brothers and sisters emerged from under the vast, gothic spires of Glasgow Univers...

August 10, 2017

Recruitment is a minefield where the wrong decision can be costly and damaging. With as many as 40% of new graduates reported to leave their job within the first 3 months (RCVS Survey of Recent Graduates 2013), it seems like something is going wrong in the matching pro...

August 5, 2017

In the current environment of experienced vet scarcity, practices are increasingly turning to new graduates as the answer to the problem. But there are some deep rooted concerns foremost in the minds of practice owners that need to be aired and addressed as they threat...

June 1, 2017

18 years ago I graduated as a vet from Glasgow University, Scotland. I was 22 years old and the proud bearer of nine new letters after my name. BVMS, MRCVS. 

Nine years prior I nervously walked into the reception area of a veterinary clinic called "Orr, Duff & Howat" in...

May 11, 2017

It’s Thursday night and I hope you’ve had a rewarding week so far. This is not going to be a long post today for one reason - I’m absolutely exhausted after presenting at the Vetsure Think Tank 11. 

It was a great fun event and a pleasure to get to know and work wi...

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