The founder of Fishtail HR, Ed Godwin is a people guy. His strong values and people-focussed principles have served him well during a career that has spanned everything from women’s clothing to sandwiches and restaurants. In this laughter-filled and fun episode, Ed imparts some wonderful pearls of wisdom, talks movingly about his battle with cancer, about how his father’s advice helps him still and why he’s still afraid of his first boss! “He would send you to hell but you’d look forward to the ride,” reminisces Ed with a smile, reflecting on a era when management styles were not always as they are today. After a ‘turning point moment’ at the foot of the Annapurna mountains, Ed talks of the freedom of ‘representing oneself’ and the three things every restaurant needs to succeed. We cover puppy dogs, Radio 6, ‘all things HR’ and restaurant re-branding. Ed tells his ‘zebra crossing story’ and explains how little decisions in business can have a big impact. Some great life lessons here for everyone. If you work in business, particularly Human Resources, hospitality retail or both, take particular note and enjoy.

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