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Is this the best way to teach others? (is it the only way?)

  22.11.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

A year ago, we had our first child – a baby boy!  And then I came across this quote by Albert Schweitzer: “There are only three ways to teach a

Masterclass workshops now available

  19.11.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

Want to try something totally different for your talent development programme? This year I have been really pleased to further develop my Masterclass workshops, which I have successfully run with

Is it worth trying to predict beyond 5 years?

  16.11.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

Had the great privilege this week to give a speech at the Gartner Symposium in India. Gartner is one of the world’s leading IT advisory firms, so I was fascinated

Do you fear being disliked? This could help.

  8.11.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

Recently my wife was chatting with a friend. The friend had a successful career, but felt discouragd. She was not sure why, so she spent some time with a therapist.

The secret to success? Two of the world’s richest men agreed on the same thing

  3.11.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

I recently watched a documentary about Warren Buffet. The film touched on his friendship with Bill Gates. Before they knew each other well, someone asked them both to sit down

The Benefits of a Healthy Sense of Humour?

  23.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

I often have a tendency to take myself too seriously. But I have more fun, and get more motivated, when I have a healthy sense of the absurd. Whilst cycling across

The depressing-sounding question you should ask yourself regularly…

  18.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

This question has really helped me overcome fears. Riding our bicycles through Siberia at minus 30 Centigrade, my friend Al and I came to a cluster of huts. A small

Making self-discipline stick

  27.02.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

We’ve recently had our first baby, so balancing work life with family life is now more important than ever. To get that balance right, one key thing is self-discipline –

Harder than Siberia in winter: Hong Kong adventurer conquers China desert (SCMP)

  11.11.2016   rob   Blog   No comments

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 5 November 2016 After 71 days and numerous setbacks, Rob Lilwall completes his solo trek across China’s Taklamakan

Hong Kong adventurer crossing China desert pushes on despite major setback (SCMP)

  18.10.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 15 October 2016 The desert is watching me. It is hard to find words for the place. Ancient,