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The Not So Alone Ranger…

22

Nov 2017

The Not So Alone Ranger…

The Lone Ranger was never alone for goodness sake, he had Tonto as his trusted sidekick and of course his horse, Silver, who was as a trusty a companion as a person could hope for. In fact, Tonto, made his initial appearance in the 11th episode of the radio show. Fran...

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The Power of Separation

04

Feb 2016

The Power of Separation

John the MD has three work stations in his office. Station 1 is dedicated to Project A. Station 2 is dedicated to Project B. Station 3 is dedicated to Project C. He will typically work on  Project A at Station 1 for a set period of time (might be 3...

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Three Legged Dogs Don’t Struggle

05

Nov 2015

Three Legged Dogs Don’t Struggle

We can take a huge weight off our minds when we choose to stop struggling with reality as it is. Three legged dogs don’t sit around moping, wishing they had four paws. You don’t sense they are going over why things aren’t as they used to be and ‘if only...

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Control Versus Contentment

10

Sep 2015

Control Versus Contentment

The sooner we let go of the notion and reel in the behaviour that we control anything but our own actions and behaviour – the more CONTENT and EFFECTIVE we become. Other people are exerting their will, and circumstances are doing their own thing all the time. Everything, test me...

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The Job

26

Mar 2015

The Job

The light-bulb conversation went like this. ME: “How can I help?” MD: “Sigh. I don’t know Paul. What I do know though is this.  I seem to spend most of my time picking people up, (good people) when they are down, reminding them of the big picture, refocussing them when...

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How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives…

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Feb 2015

How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives…

Days turn to months, months turn to years, years turn into careers. Spend your days on the things that count by counting the days that count. Cue Donald Rumsfeld. The visual spreadsheet is to help plot how you could be spending the 20 business days available each month – with...

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22

Jan 2013

Preparing An Issue For Discussion

The result you want is that people get right into straight, direct and to the point conversation.  Holding meetings where we try to winkle issues out without preparation is like nailing jelly to the ceiling – lots of energy expended and little to show for it. Have the Team prepare...

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11

Jul 2012

Instant Gratification is Taking Too Long…

Are you terribly busy? Then what a relief. A group of authors  (to assist busy, busy parents) have condensed classic children’s stories into 60 second summaries. I did a double take on that one.  Whilst sometimes (to my inner guilt) I feel too knackered to spend 20 minutes on the...

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19

Apr 2012

Which work matters?

  The work that you will judged on when it comes to your annual review – that’s what work. The work that your bonus may be riding on. Those half a dozen or less objectives you agreed with your boss will be the bottom line for you my friend. Time...

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21

Mar 2012

The Strength to let go of Power….

Concentrate on building your strength of character versus striving for more power. The point of power is to wield it for ones own benefit.  Building strength is for the purpose of standing by the people or bigger ideas you believe in. The former is inherently self centred, the latter is...

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