Business vision – seeing further

w-godolphin_hill.jpgOut at lunchtime today for a run up to the top of Godolphin Hill, from where (in a strong Westerly that blows all the cobwebs out) I can view all points of the compass – North to Redruth, East to RNAS Culdrose and the radar station at Goonhilly, South beyond Penzance towards Lands End and West to St Ives. Two views of the Atlantic, to both West and South East.
I can see for miles!
And in so doing, I recall that sometimes we all sit at desks, stare at computer screens – and forget to see the bigger picture of what used to be called “The Broad Concept”:

  1. Where we have been
  2. Where we are now and
  3. Where we are going.

I am planning my annual retreat in 10 days from now – my once a year chance to review my three-year vision, work on my 2007 calendar and my 2007 cash flow forecast. Mentally I am preparing myself for that and a break from “doing it” on a day to day basis.
A few more climbs to the top of the hill will be good methinks.
On another note, I spent some time this morning updating my profile at and also introducing myself to a new Yahoo Group for linkedin bloggers.
If you are already a linkedin member, you can view my profile at

I’m looking forward to reading the posts from fellow bloggers – more shoulders of more giants for me to stand on.
So I guess the theme for today is about standing in a place from where you can see further – whether that’s on top of a hill or on the shoulder of a mentor and guide.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.