Now that the winter has finally dragged itself through spring and summer is here, it’s time for me to take some time out from my weekly blogs and to hand over my seat and its editorial rights to six guest bloggers.

My batteries need re-charging and the best way I know how to do this is to take a long motorcycle trip.  No onboard entertainment just me and my motorcycle and thousands of kilometers of long and winding roads.  My personal goal is to reach the Arctic Circle and to see the midnight sun. 

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges will be driving across Lapland, but on a journey like this, you never know where it will be, all I can be sure of is that I will have to face it when it comes!  With my brother-in-law half a kilometer behind, or in front, I am as good as alone but with the comfort of knowing that I am part of a two man team.

Next week Laurie Miller, an American business executive with specialist expertise in finance and controlling will be kicking off the summer run of writers.  She will be followed by Kurt De Ruwe, CIO Bayer Material Science.  Katrin Derboven, business consultant and personal coach takes over week three, followed by Bertrand Potier, enterprise architect, project manager and a regular blogger.  Then it’s the turn of Tamara Gielen, an internationally renowned expert in e-mail marketing and also a blogger and motorcycle rider. And last but not least we will have Albana Vrioni, a respected change manager and also the editor of my new book ‘Inspirational Leadership’ (coming out in early November).

The truth of the matter is that I have little or no idea what my guests will share with you, but they have been given full editorial freedom to cover whatever topics they like and think will entertain my regular readers!  As for me, I will be back on August the third; hopefully, fully loaded with new and interesting stories and ideas!

Have a good six weeks!