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Wrestling with Your Conscience? That’s a Good Thing.

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Oct 2020

Wrestling with Your Conscience? That’s a Good Thing.

Wrestling with our conscience is an indicator: You are upset with the difficult decision you had to make and how that might impact other real life human beings. It means you are reflecting on whether or not you have made, or about to make decisions that grind with your ethics...

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Businessmen and business women gossiping near the office water cooler.

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Sep 2020

Informal Communication Matters.

Virtual back to back meetings are now common place – ALL day long for some. Most virtual meetings are formal communication and about pressing business matters.  Folks log off one Zoom call and go directly to the next – not a minute to spare. That could be seen as a...

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Hand pushing the button.

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Aug 2020

The Button Pushers Guide To Freedom

Have you ever considered thanking someone who is pushing your buttons? Why? Because when someone is pushing our buttons, we are learning where those buttons are and when we locate them, we can stop them holding power over us. Then we can begin to uninstall them. That is what pressed...

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You Don’t Own ANYONE’S Future.

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May 2020

You Don’t Own ANYONE’S Future.

Understandably (and with honorable intent) some folks are wrestling with unpleasant decisions they are ‘compelled’ to make just now. Furloughing, redundancies, cost cutting and the raft of other tough calls. What creates a lot of (unnecessary angst) is the assumption that this decision will wreck, upset, upend, finish or ruin...

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Not one or the other, both, choose both. Where Possibility Lives…

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May 2020

Not one or the other, both, choose both. Where Possibility Lives…

“It is critical that we talk about ‘how we open part of economy safely’ rather ‘than health vs economy’”.  CBI spokesperson April 2020 That was a very interesting signpost / message from the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) – both from an informative point, its inherent message and in the...

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The New Normal – Post CV19

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Apr 2020

The New Normal – Post CV19

My eternal optimists prediction of the new normal – that lies totally within our grasp: Social Value will become part of who we are – not perhaps a tick box. We will understand the beauty of collaborating with our fellow humans for a purpose bigger than ourselves. Virtual platform are...

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Toshiba Digital Camera

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Mar 2020

What The End Looks Like (Which will Be the Beginning)

Talking to customers right now, just talking to anyone in fact reveals a scary vagueness about endless future state possibilities. Unless, you keep it real simple and recognise one truth… ‘This too will pass’.  We will know its passed because our Prime Minister (of the time) will give the all...

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Why I am volunteering my own social distancing…

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Mar 2020

Why I am volunteering my own social distancing…

In an effort to be of service during these stressful and uncertain times, I have made two decisions that will impact our work together: Decision #1 – I am curtailing all business travel from midnight tonight (Tuesday) until 24th April 2020 or longer if appropriate. Given that I travel 3...

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Knee Deep In the Brown Stinky Stuff? The Paradox of Emotions.

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Jan 2020

Knee Deep In the Brown Stinky Stuff? The Paradox of Emotions.

Do you know the secret of Being a Good Coach? The secret of being a Good Coach is…   ‘Being able to Coach  – when you are knee deep in your own shit’ To Coach, add boss, manager, leader, parent, mentor, confidante – in fact, any role where people look to...

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“I’m just going to give you some Constructive Criticism…”

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Oct 2019

“I’m just going to give you some Constructive Criticism…”

In other words, “Can I point out your flaws, weaknesses, replay failures or shine a light on your hardwired low competence areas. It may provide ME with a feeling of unburdening, but I’m not sure if it really helps you. C’est la vie ”. No thanks mate. I already know...

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