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Mission: It should fit on a t-shirt

An effective statement of mission should be short, sharp and direct. It should fit on a t-shirt. Not a font 8 squeeze, but a legible font. Every person who is involved should be able to articulate how their contribution adds to that mission. If not, then you don’t have a mission. You have a hopeful […]

Need an Easy Win?

Some days feel harder to get going than others.  The big mission feels a bit too big for today.  I need something else, something smaller: An Easy Win. What are my easy wins? One is a blog post.  I never allow myself to take more than 20 minutes before I hit publish, and there is […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

This is a great summary video of a book that had a great impact on me back when I was 23 years old.  I was working for Accenture (in those days, Andersen Consulting) and the organisation shared this book with all employees.  There’s a photo there of me there on the right with my leather […]

Engagement – Is it really the employer’s responsibility?

I have sat through many presentations over the last 3 years listening to experts telling company leaders how they can make their company an engaging workplace; how they can increase employee engagement. Is it really the employer’s responsibility? Engagement is a Choice Surely a basic requirement when you accept a job is that you engage […]

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Imagination defines humanity

It is imagination that makes humans unique in nature. Genetically we differ 2% from chimpanzees and 3% from worms. It is not our genes that have us living in penthouses and connecting on facebook. Our difference is the human cortex, the layer of brain that is most highly developed in humans.  The cortex is where […]

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A Truly Compelling Vision

Most people do not have a compelling vision. A boring vision attracts mediocre people and mediocre performance. “I want to make €1 million” is not a compelling vision. It is about you, and you alone.  Why would anyone else give their best effort so that you can have €1 million in your bank account? Guy […]

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What do you want?

What do you really want? Michael Gerber, in his book The E-Myth asks this question: What are your primary aims? Imagine walking into a room.  You pause at the entrance.  In the room, seated, are all your friends and family. You enter the room.  You walk up the middle of the room.  At the front […]

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We love to talk about the problem

I find it hard sometimes to listen to someone who just wants to tell me about the problem. They have a lot of energy and passion to describe their problem, but I can’t get them to engage in positive ideas for how they can move the situation to a better place. I am empathetic for […]

3 Ways Negative Self-Talk Damages Us

Psychologist Martin Seligman explained that there are three ways in which our internal beliefs or narratives  become damaging: we make them personal, pervasive, and permanent. Personal: I failed, so I must be a failure.  Pervasive: I failed in this instance, so I’ll probably fail in every instance. Permanent: I failed once, so I’ll probably fail […]

I have learned 3 things about getting good work done

I have learned 3 things about getting good work done: There is no magic app:  My lack of productivity was never down to a missing app, or not implementing Dave Allen’s GTD system correctly, or not having the right colour pens and post-it notes.  I have everything I need to be productive with a keyboard […]

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