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5 Things 15 March 2017

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Each week I hear, see and experience things which could be of benefit for others. Picking up on an idea from Tim Ferris – I thought I’d do a short blog to share some of them. Here goes. Quote I’ve had in the back of my mind. “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing […]

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5 Things 10 Feb 2017

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Each week I hear, see and experience things which could be of benefit for others. Picking up on an idea from Tim Ferris – I thought I’d do a short blog to share some of them.  He shares his every week. I suspect mine will be a little more sporadic. Here goes. Blog post I really […]

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Five Things 4 Feb 2017

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Each week I hear, see and experience things which could be of benefit for others. Picking up on an idea from Tim Ferris – I thought I’d do a short blog to share some of them.  He shares his every week. I suspect mine will be a little more sporadic. Here goes.   App of interest […]

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Five things 28 Jan 2017

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Each week I hear, see and experience things which could be of benefit for others. Picking up on an idea from Tim Ferris – I thought I’d do a short blog to share some of them.  He shares his every week. I suspect mine will be a little more sporadic. Here goes. Book I’m reading – […]

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Routines – good idea or bad idea?

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There are mixed views on the benefit of routine to our effectiveness and resilience. I find it surprising that people think of this as an either or subject. When working with others and in my own personal experience there’s a place for both routine and more free flowing activity. Here are three pros, cons and […]

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Why ‘weight’ for 2017?

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I’ve had three conversations over the last week with people talking about a goal of loosing weight in 2017. Eating well is a core component for resilience. So I’m always interested to talk about it. As I would always encourage, start today. Christmas is 10 days away. So instead of waiting until after the festivities, […]

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Be confident, not arrogant

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Self-confidence is not the same as arrogance. Arrogant people often don’t listen to others and try to ramrod their way through life. Someone with self-confidence knows they are not perfect, but they also know they have at least the common sense to work out most everyday problems and challenges in a perfectly acceptable way. They […]

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Learning from Toast

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We’ve all done it. Forgotten the toast under the grill and ended up with something less than appetising. So, what leadership lesson can we learn from the humble slice of toast?   Making toast could never be described as difficult. Could it? Even for people with the most basic culinary skills. However just because it’s […]

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End in mind

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Those that know me will be aware that Stephen Covey was a big influence on my life. A chance purchase of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People at a motorway service station in the mid-nineties, introduced me to the world of personal development. I’ve been fascinated with the subject ever since. I was coaching […]

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In my experience when first asked the question about levels of trust and openness within a team, people can feel awkward about saying what they really believe. This results in an overestimation of how good things really are. So how can you become more informed? This may prompt the question, why does it matter? There […]

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