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Positive Outliers Writing

My Personal Thinking Process

The theoretical physicist, Richard Feynman, was once visited in his office by a historian, who wanted to interview him. Casting his eyes around the room, the historian saw Feynman’s notebooks, and expressed his delight at seeing such “wonderful records of Feynman’s thinking.” “No, no!” Feynman objected. “They aren’t a record of my thinking process. They […]

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Serendipity of Friendship

Out of a chance pattern of coincidences from different sources, I stumbled upon related views on friendship. This was serendipity. Could serendipity be a key to creativity? I sometimes think that we need to value serendipity. Here is a definition of ‘serendipity’: The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Because experiencing serendipity is accidental, […]

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Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

Look Who’s Come Into the Room

All my worst leadership moments were when I was over-stressed, hurried, depressed or angry. My most effective moments were when the future was the person I brought into the room.

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Resilient Hope Self-Awareness

What Kind of Hope?

I may have got it wrong about aiming for resilient hope. There’s something better. And we need it now.

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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers Resilient Hope

Starting Something Bigger than Us

Walter & His Dreams Young Walter was born into this world as part of the elite. He was drilled in his family lineage and was taught how to steward the family fortune. He would go into another career, though, but his world view and life skills would travel with him. Walter found favour with the […]

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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

What’s So Sacred About 90 Days?

Why is a 90-day review of intrinsic value? Maybe there is a better cycle for you. There is for me.

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Positive Outliers

Your Irreplaceable Mind

Will my job be replaced by AI? This is a valid question at this point in the history of humankind. What, then, is the irreplaceable career?

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Backwards Thinking

I like history… because it’s happened. Clarissa Dickson Wright Plans look forward. Reviews look backward. What’s happened has happened. In our culture of the urgent, we are apt to say, Forget it. Let’s move on. Today and tomorrow are more important. However, is that really true? Is it even wise? Those who cannot remember the past […]

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Online Training or Online Learning?

One of my subscribers read my Roadworks article and she was interested in my explanation of this statement I made: “Online training is good in itself, but it really is not what I am called to do in this season.”. Thank you, Cathie. It does deserve a fuller explanation. What’s Wrong with Online Training? There is […]

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Positive Outliers Resilient Hope

The Sun Does Shine

When the video of George Floyd’s death went viral, sparking protests, marches and the BLM movement across the West, my dear friend, Jamie Lee, recommended a book by Anthony Ray Hinton, called The Sun Does Shine. It tells the story of a young man in Alabama who was wrongfully arrested and convicted of a series […]