Friday afternoon meetings: What’s on a man’s mind?

//Friday afternoon meetings: What’s on a man’s mind?

Friday afternoon meetings: What’s on a man’s mind?

It’s getting late on a sunny Friday afternoon. I am sitting in the Crowne Plaza Hotel waiting to meet someone who says he wants to work for the Partnership.  It’s been a long week and less than an hour away I have a chilled bottle of Pouilly Fuissé waiting to be opened.  It’s no ordinary bottle, coming from a very small vineyard not far from the village of Cortesse.

In a way, I am kind of hoping that my interviewee will cancel so I can get out of the city before the traffic builds up.  In any case, I hope that my candidate is more interesting than his CV and is entertaining enough to distract my thoughts from wondering off to the early evening sunshine, my bottle of wine and my wife.

This is how I like to build a company; signing on people that have what it takes to distract me from the things I like to do to relax and this is why sometimes I come home late and other times early on a Friday afternoon.

Have a good week,


2011-07-05T00:45:21+00:000 Comments

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Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’.

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