It has been a busy summer of high performance – in particular the Tokyo Olympics. There were 2 interviews with athletes that really struck me for the perspectives they were taking towards their performance and results. The video below shares these two healthy mental approaches to life. Pressure vs Stress The first interview was with… Continue reading Stress, Pressure and Focussing on What you Actually Control
Author T.H. White on learning as a cure for sadness: “The best thing for being sad… is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you… Continue reading Learn something
This is a list from Vered Kogan, Vistage Chair. Lots of our coaching work in Vistage involves helping leaders identify limitations in their beliefs that restrict their opportunities for personal and professional growth. What Are Limiting Beliefs? A limiting belief is an opinion about the world that stops you seeing some potential paths or resources… Continue reading Limiting Beliefs
This is the recording of a session I did yesterday with IESE Business School on the topic of writing as a tool to help your career. In this context, writing is not so much about writing for magazines or in a blog… but writing to set goals, to stay focussed, to identify what is important,… Continue reading IESE Instagram Live: How Writing Helps your Career
I was listening to Shane Parrish interview Adam Grant on his knowledge project podcast last week. Adam was speaking of the loss of rationality in many public domains. Politics, gender, science, global warming, race relations… are all domains where it has become dangerous to ask questions or engage with open curiosity. As Adam was speaking… Continue reading What evidence would change your mind?
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I recently heard Sadhguru share 3 ways that people approach life and work: Idiot – these people don’t enjoy what they do each day Smart – these people have created a life where they do enjoy the activity and the people that they spend time with each day Genius – these people have learnt to… Continue reading The 3 Approaches to Work
“On many occasions I have seen presenters who thought that displaying a great memory was more important than punching home a well-crafted message.” Terry Neill This is a guest post by my father Terry Neill. It is an edited version of 2 emails that I was cc’ed into recently. Christmas 2019. We were in St… Continue reading Should I write out my speech?
I was on a zoom call today with Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn. Here’s my lessons from the call… How do we learn Entrepreneurship? The best way of learning entrepreneurship: play boardgames… Settlers of Catan is good – there is trading, there is ambiguity, there are multiple strategies. Chess is good but no ambiguity… we… Continue reading Lessons from Reid Hoffman, EO Conversation on Zoom
Whats the most important human capability for the next thirty years? The Ability to Pay Attention To hold your attention on what you decide is important. to stay focused as it becomes boring… and to stick with something through boredom to the insights that only emerge on the other side of boredom. Today I am… Continue reading The Ability to Pay Attention