John Tomlinson is a writer, podcaster, and a Learning and Development professional, mainly into leadership development and creating great workplaces.
He is especially interested in leadership and reading about leaders in history and understanding what we can learn from them, and in how politics and history are linked, and how we can improve public policy and political leadership through understanding history.
He is based in Madrid, Spain, but is from Leeds in Yorkshire which explains why he is an avid Leeds United supporter.
On 2 November 2018 John Tomlinson was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. He was only 48 and had no obvious symptoms. His first reaction was that at last something had happened that was worth writing about, so he started this diary. This is not a tragic tale of struggle and melancholy, it's the story of how cancer becomes another part of everyday life and just something else you cope with.