A while back I read an interview with Sebastian Coe in which he explained that his philosophy is to work in such a way that progress is made on something, somewhere (for which he is responsible), every day. I think that is an excellent tip and I have adopted it. It not only provides a good basic approach to the day (where can I make a difference? how can I help progress?) but it also guarantees a good end to the day, since the progress made can be measured and reflected upon. Today was a five star progress day. This afternoon the President organised a coordination meeting on a thorny question that has been bedevilling the Committee for over six years now. It’s a politically sensitive issue where there are no easy answers and a lot of potential pitfalls. Nevertheless, he was able to close the meeting with a series of clear and unanimously approved operational conclusions that provide direction and underlying strategy. Like everybody else in the meeting room, I suspect, I left with a warm feeling of progress made. Excellent!