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CIO Roundtable February 2015
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"The Messy Reality of Change"A CIO Round TableHosted by Relume and La Fosse Associates at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Asher Rickayzen Mar 4, 2015.

 

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Meeting John Smith

Exploring my identity with masksI am looking across the room at eight people facing me. They are quietly staring back, observing me, waiting for me to say something. I’m feeling uncertain.My hands are slightly trembling. I’m on the edge of something. Some of the group know me well. They are friends and colleagues and I feel like…See More
Jan 23
Rowan Gray posted a blog post

Welcome your ignorance

I was with a friend last weekend when he made an offhand comment that struck me as unusual:“I am struggling to find a mentor to support the next phase of my career”.It was odd because he isn’t lacking access to good people that can push his career forward. My friend is charming, resourceful, highly talented and hard working. He just turned 30 and is running an innovative program in the City…See More
Oct 16, 2016
Rowan Gray posted a blog post

A Dying Passion

I recently returned from a trip where I cycled to Barcelona.Starting in London, I cycled with my friend Felix and broadly followed the 2016 Tour de France route over the Pyrenees and into northern SpainWe were meant to be competing in the Transcontinental, an unsupported bike race that starts in Flanders and finishes 2,500 miles later in Turkey. But we had to pull out at the last minute. We decided…See More
Sep 12, 2016
Rowan Gray posted a blog post

Taming the ego

I’m tightly gripping my handlebars. My breath is laboured and I’m desperately watching the back wheel of the bicycle in front of me. Then without any warning the wheel surges ahead. I let out a groan. There’s a steep hill ahead and I know my friend is going to ‘attack’ the 12% gradient. I get out of my saddle and push hard through my pedals to bridge the gap that has suddenly appeared between us. But…See More
Apr 18, 2016
Rowan Gray posted a blog post

The Paradox of Risk

‘We need more innovation!’It was our weekly sales meeting and we were clustered around the Head of Department’s desk to review new work in our pipeline.The pipeline wasn’t looking bad, but it wasn’t great either. The Head of Department had joined the team a few years earlier with an entrepreneurial background and many great ideas for the future direction of our team.We had big plans to develop…See More
Oct 14, 2015
Rowan Gray posted a blog post

The Difference Between Rest and Recovery

Resilience is essential for anyone that wants to create change.We did some research a few years ago by interviewing leaders in business that challenge the status quo.Through these conversations, and our own experience, we noticed a number of common behaviours of what it takes to create a positive disturbance in a department, organisation or market sector.The ability to…See More
Sep 15, 2015
julie anne sammons commented on Rowan Gray's blog post Using Movement to Inspire Change
"Great article - how wonderful to be able to coach while walking in the Highlands - make sure you take midge protection! Look forward to hearing how it goes. Hope to catch up soon!"
Aug 19, 2015
Rowan Gray posted a blog post

Using Movement to Inspire Change

I can’t believe it’s nearly eighteen months since I joined Relume.The learning experience has been steep. To work at Relume means to constantly question, experiment and question again. We don’t…See More
Jul 15, 2015
Rowan Gray replied to Mandy Bennett's discussion Challenger Days Experiment Five - Dance, Prod and Shuffle
"I'm delighted that Kat Davis from Guerrilla Science will be joining us."
May 27, 2015
Rowan Gray replied to Mandy Bennett's discussion Challenger Days Experiment Five - Dance, Prod and Shuffle
"Dear all We look forward to seeing you on June 30th. As mentioned in the invitation, we'd like you to bring someone from your business who is early in their career - they are likely to be in their 30s and a potential leader of the future. As…"
May 12, 2015
Rowan Gray posted a blog post

New Ways of Working

I was at an event last week and one of the participants quoted Leo Tolstoy who once said:“Everyone wants to change the world but no one wants to change themselves”What a great sentence. In a single line he hints at why we find it so difficult to change ourselves – because it’s hard. There is no avoiding this simple truth.Yet if we really want to transform our teams, organisations or something…See More
Apr 15, 2015
Rowan Gray posted a blog post

A Racing Mind

It’s 10.30am on a Sunday morning and I’m in a bad place.When most people are enjoying a lazy start to their day I am 10 miles into a marathon distance race in northern Spain and I’ve already gone to the dark side.  My body is holding up fine but my mind desperately wants to stop already. I know this is bad news as I’m unlikely to be feeling much better in another 10 miles.I try and notice my mind…See More
Mar 11, 2015
Asher Rickayzen replied to Rowan Gray's discussion CIO Roundtable
"Thank you all for your contribution, it was definitely a lively evening, some of the comments you were kind enough to send afterwards: "It was a really good event. Unlike so many of these things it was very useful and you Managed to get a good…"
Mar 4, 2015
Andrew Richardson replied to Rowan Gray's discussion CIO Roundtable
"I am really pleased to confirm that the following will be joining us Marc Starfield - AstraZeneca"
Feb 12, 2015
Andrew Richardson replied to Rowan Gray's discussion CIO Roundtable
"I am really pleased to confirm that the following will be joining us Neil Kellar - CIO, Camelot Group"
Feb 5, 2015
Andrew Richardson replied to Rowan Gray's discussion CIO Roundtable
"I am pleased to announce that  Vlad Botic - CTO, Samsung Electronics Will be attending"
Jan 23, 2015

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Rowan Gray's Blog

Meeting John Smith

Exploring my identity with masks

I am looking across the room at eight people facing me. 

They are quietly staring back, observing me, waiting for me to say something. 

I’m feeling uncertain.

My hands are slightly trembling. 

I’m on the edge of…

Continue

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 9:00

Welcome your ignorance

I was with a friend last weekend when he made an offhand comment that struck me as unusual:

“I am struggling to find a mentor to support the next phase of my career”.

It was odd because he isn’t lacking access…

Continue

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 21:30

A Dying Passion

I recently returned from a trip where I cycled to Barcelona.

Starting in London, I cycled with my friend Felix and broadly followed the 2016 Tour de France route over the Pyrenees and into northern Spain

We were meant to be competing in the…

Continue

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 9:30

Riding with purpose and fear

My friend and I travelled down to Dorset in the West Country last weekend.

Except we cycled there. And back. 

Starting in London, it was two days of pedalling through sleepy villages and lost lanes. The weather was glorious and the scenery was stunning.

Yet I mostly struggled to appreciate the views as I endured a roller coaster of hills and…

Continue

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 10:30

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