The basic freedom we have in life is the freedom to make mistakes.  If we can’t make (reasonable) mistakes and learn from them, what freedom do we really have? “The first time it is an accident, the second time it is a decision.” My girlfriend likes to say: “The first time it is an accident, […]

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Creative Indifference A good gardener creates the conditions for growth of a garden, but cannot force the flowers to grow in an exact way.  The good gardener creates the conditions and accepts what arises. The bad gardener fights what arises.  The bad gardener hacks and chops and fights against the natural growth of nature. The […]

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“passion brings out an enthusiasm and a dedication in others” Warren Buffett Warren Buffett speaking in Italy recently Summary of his words on Inspirational Leaders “In the really great managers the common quality they have (in addition to intelligence, energy and integrity) is a passion for what they do. They are not doing it for the money. At least […]

The title of this post came from a summary of a talk by Pat Murray. As a leader, people watch every single act.  If you are in a bad mood and act out of that bad mood, people think that is who you are.  Words are generally ignored, we watch what you allow to happen. As […]

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“Inbox zero?” I haven’t seen anything near zero for a decade. I think email is a hugely useful tool, and also a massive black hole that can suck up my time and energy.  I haven’t tried to manage email for the last few years on the view that almost nothing of great value ever arrives or […]

What’s the most annoying “little rude behaviour” you see around you?   A recent New York Times article tells me that science is now showing that it pays to be nice to those around you at work.  Little rude behaviours generate a group of people looking forward to see you fall on your face.  Little kindnesses […]

The world has 7.323 billion people living on it (as of 20 June 2015, source Worldometer). The World as a Village of 100 If the world was a village of 100 people, 48 live on less than $2 a day.  21 are overweight and 16 are hungry.  12 speak Chinese, 5 spanish and 5 english.  49 […]

It is not that you don’t go to enough “networking” events. It is not that you don’t approach strangers at these “networking” events. It is not that nobody ever told you that a strong network is important. It is not that you have too few connections on LinkedIn or Facebook, or twitter or Google+.  (Connecting […]

I came across a wonderful series of explanation videos on youtube this morning (sometimes random internet clicking has its benefits!).  Kurz Gesagt, a Munich based design studio founded by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether in 2013 creates 5 minute animated explanations on some of the most complex topics there are.  Here are 4 of my […]

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This is a guest post by Marc Siles, He is an Executive MBA from IESE Business School who leads the INNEOX team from his base in Finland! Over to Marc… The 7 Golden Behaviors – The secret to create a true “Dream Team” Here is what I would like you to do. Think about a […]

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