We are indebted to the experience and insights provided by our colleagues past and present. It is always invidious to single people out but we would particularly like to acknowledge those who have encouraged and inspired us along the way; Lisa Earnhardt, Rosemary D'arcy, Stephen Barrow, Barbara Simpson, Emma Mitchell, Ben Dunn, Catherine Phillips, Michelle Martin, Steve Mostyn, June Boyle, Claire Roberts, Ian Mackenzie, Ali Herdman, Ann Kleinsteuber, Andrew Mayo and Ben Summerskill.
We were fortunate to have over 300 people across the globe contribute to our research and their input gave us confidence that the talent agenda really did need to change. Thanks to each of you for your time and insight. We have listed those who were happy to be acknowledged in the research summary at the end of the book. We are also indebted to the London Goddess network who allowed us to digest the research findings over dinner – fortunately there we no reports of indigestion.
Thanks also to the patient team at Wiley for their commitment to this project.
We owe the biggest thanks to our friends and families who believed in us and enabled us to put our life on hold in order to let the book take shape. Thank you.
Finally to our respective partners Tania and Julie who sit in the shade behind the cover but who worked alongside us with every word that we typed. Thank you for the proof reading, the permission chasing, the kettle boiling and supporting us through the ups and downs. We ...