Steve Devine Blog
Tuesday 12th July 2011
Hi folks, I hope you are all getting your fair share of sunshine. It’s not been too bad here in northern Bedfordshire, although driving up the motorways to Southport last Friday took me through plenty of the wet stuff.
It has been quite an exciting time for me lately. My friend James Scouller had his book, ‘The Three Levels of Leadership’ published in paperback. It will also coming out in a digital format in a few weeks’ time (not Kindle).
There is a digital “look inside” facility on the book’s website: see the website link below.
Please do have a look, if you get a few minutes. It’s a superb book and hopefully will become a bestseller for James. There are links to videos of him speaking on leadership on Youtube. He spoke at a recent Protect meeting and did a brilliant job. This is the time to nab him, when he is in book promotion mode.
Talking of brilliance, I managed to win Protect’s annual golf competition, the Creditor Cup, at a superb Hatfield London Golf Club at the end of June. No one was more surprised than me, I can tell you. Move over, Rory, I am back!
Congratulations to the lovely Natalie Holt, of Money Marketing, for winning the best journalist award at this year’s Protection Review dinner. Thoroughly deserved, for the quality and the prodigious quantity of her work.
My thanks go to Mapfre Assistance for inviting me to the British Insurance Awards last week at the fantastic Royal Albert Hall. What a great night, with Jonathan Ross in sparkling form on stage plus a fantastic choir that spiced up the awards ceremony.
The next day I went to the Financial Services Research Forum’s Summer Seminar at the ABI.
The theme was The Big Society: Implications for Financial Services. It was an excellent event, chaired by Joanne Hindle, Director of the Forum. The standout presentation for me was from Malcolm Small of TISA and the IoD, who charmingly and skilfully frightened the life out of me with his talk on Pensions and Long-term Care and the scale of the problems we face as people live longer in sickness and in health.
In fact, to bring this back to the beginning, a brief walk around Southport reinforced just what Malcolm was saying about the growing burden of elderly folk: it was like attending a Zimmer frame rally!
That’s it from me – take care.
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