Speciality Bites with

Paul Hargreaves

Chief executive of Cotswold Fayre
  • We will not get back to normal because normal was the problem

    13 July 2020 Speciality Bites
    These words were projected onto the side of a building in Spain back in March.
  • Vulnerability

    06 July 2020 Speciality Bites
    When I was younger, I used to think that leadership was all about bravado, machismo, setting your face like flint and not letting your weaknesses or emotions show.
  • Servant leadership

    29 June 2020 Speciality Bites
    There are lots of descriptive words for leadership commonly used: strong leadership, strategic leadership, and smart leadership, for example. I have heard all these within the last week, but how about another “s” less heard about, ‘servant leadership’. When is the last...
  • Generosity

    22 June 2020 Speciality Bites
    The older I become the more I realise that more of what we believe to be ‘truth’ or ‘facts’ are actually cultural myths rather than absolute truths. The route to happiness and success consists of removing these cultural biases from our minds...
  • Being contrite

    16 June 2020 Speciality Bites
    I have used some of the extra time during lockdown not travelling to the office or further afield to research the characteristics of good leaders, which will form the basis of a new book. On of these is being contrite,...
  • Redefining good leadership

    08 June 2020 Speciality Bites
    It seems to be that the pandemic crisis has been a searchlight on leadership. We have seen very poor leadership in the business and political spheres, together with lots of great, human, empathetic leadership in other places. I can’t help thinking...
  • Food and Drink Trends during the Pandemic

    01 June 2020 Speciality Bites
    What are the main food and drink trends coming out of the pandemic lockdown and will these continue for the rest of the year and beyond? I’m ignoring the initial stock-piling phase as that was a one-off phenomenon and I hope...
  • The End of Capitalism – as we know it?

    26 May 2020 Speciality Bites
    In April a national newspaper published this in talking about a change of direction after Covid-19: “Radical reforms – reversing the prevailing policy direction of the last four decades – will need to be put on the table. Governments will have to...
  • It’s time to focus on our interdependence

    18 May 2020 Speciality Bites
    Something I have been reflecting upon again this week is our interdependence. If this pandemic has taught us anything surely it has taught us exactly how interdependent our world is. If an incident in a wet fish market in China...
  • Large gains in trust

    11 May 2020 Speciality Bites
    A handful of people have told me off recently for being too positive about the long-term benefits to our society from Covid-19. This is not to minimise the pain, loss and hardship of the current pandemic at all, but we...
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