Tag: Leading by Example


Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury…

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Feb 2016

Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury…

Locked away in our silo-ed industry cocoons, our primary way of imagining what other people are like whom we have not yet experienced is by the regurgitation of history and hearsay. As a consequence, we naturally expect that all other tribes will lean towards being blaggards, self centered, blinkered or...

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Three Legged Dogs Don’t Struggle

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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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Sometimes Losing Is Really Winning.

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May 2015

Sometimes Losing Is Really Winning.

I had a row with my wife last night. Of course, we were both right – except I was more right than Talane… This morning, having collected my thoughts in the cold light of the gym, I realised winning this argument and ‘being right’ was really a losing strategy. I,...

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The ‘Personality Clash’ = Collaborative Excuses that Suck #35

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Apr 2015

The ‘Personality Clash’ = Collaborative Excuses that Suck #35

‘It’s a personality Clash boss’… …the justification for the p*ss poor relationship between two well-paid construction professionals that accommodates mediocrity cooperation and the slide into  silo working. Your ROLE is to be an engineer, designer, surveyor, project manager – your JOB for which, you are also paid and that which...

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The Job

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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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May 2013

Wise Up About Time.

The top 5 classic cons, misinformation, red herrings, and self-sabotaging beliefs about time: You will one day ‘find time’ for those things that you know that you need to be doing now.You will never find time. It’s not hidden under the bed, or in the biscuit tin or manifested as...

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22

May 2013

What Will You Make It Mean?

 1.    Events happen / change occurs. Constantly. 2.    We cannot control them / it. 3.    We put meaning on them / it. Always. 4.    The meanings determine the quality, satisfaction and effectiveness of our work, our life, our leadership. 5.    Since we can always change or correct our meanings, we...

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Mar 2013

Just who is the smartest guy in the room?

Just who is the smartest guy in the room? (male or female definitions apply) There are two types of smart guy in the room; the guy who is the smartest and the guy who is trying to be the smartest. Is Trying to be Leads with questions Leads with answers...

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05

Jul 2012

What will you STOP doing? (To Make Progress)

To transition from capable manager to accomplished leader, most people don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop. (Peter Drucker)                                                ...

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