Category Archives: Character

Sir Tom Finney – Sportsman and Gentleman

Sir Tom Finney, one of England’s finest footballers died yesterday. Probably the best obituary I have come across is from Brian Glanville in the Guardian. I have no way to judge him as a sportsman, so I leave that to … Continue reading

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Are Young Workers Lazy and Clueless?

Top chef Marcus Wareing has a gripe about the attitude of young workers, particularly those just out of catering college. “Young chefs who want to be at the top, but don’t want to put the work in. Young people come … Continue reading

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Character – Overcoming Adversity

About 2/3 of employment personality tests measure character – the kind of person you are. I am not planning an “obituary of the week” series (at least not yet), but how about a one-eyed test cricketer, the Nawab of Pataudi, … Continue reading

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Mental Toughness

Ben Fogle find inner resources in running across the Sahara (click here). This ties in with research on mental toughness, which shows that exposure to physical challenge can lead to emotionally stability and immune system enhancement. In other words, physiological … Continue reading

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Character

I caught the obituary of Cec Thompson this week. An orphan, and  a Rugby League international conscious of his lack of education. A window cleaner who became an undergraduate at 39, a graduate and a teacher. While doing all this … Continue reading

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