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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 […]

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Leaning to People Self-Awareness

Friends… Near & Far

Lockdown has had a surprising effect in encouraging new relationships and allowing others to lapse. What is this telling me?

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Positive Outliers

Roadworks

Roadworks have been completed during lockdown, when traffic volumes were lower. Is this a clue to how we have taken this constraint and turned it into an opportunity?

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Positive Outliers

Your Hamster Wheel Beckons…

As lockdown in many countries begins to lift, we are asking ourselves if we want to or need to go back to ‘normal’…

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Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

The Only Thing that Matters is This

Clarity comes with knowing your One Thing, in life, in the moment. ‘Priorities’ need to become ‘Priority.’

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Personal Margin Positive Outliers

When Work Speeds Up

When We get busier, unless we give up, we work faster. We get more productive. But then life seems to speed up more. There is another way.

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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

A Portal of Possibilities

Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash In my post last week, I went down memory lane and confessed to one of my worst recruitment blunders. This week, I’m still stuck in the past or, as I’d like to think, I’m still learning from my early career experiences. This week, I want to share how captivated I became with […]

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Leaning to People Personal Margin Self-Awareness

When I Made a Recruitment Blunder

One of my biggest mistakes in recruiting somebody was early when I recruited a young man, straight out of school, as a COBOL programmer. The warning sign at his interview was his reply when I asked him where he saw his work taking him: I would like your job. I’d like to sit in an […]

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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers

The Rise of the Portfolio Creator

In the 1980s, the Irish management consultant, Charles Handy, began to explore idea of portfolio workers. In works like The Empty Raincoat, he saw an emergent reality where more and more of us would have a series of jobs, sometimes simultaneously.

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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

Living Like a Farmer

My work seems far from farming. I’m a self-employed coach and writer. Yet, my aunt was right: there are more similarities my work to being a farmer, as I lead myself through the myriad of daily choices in my work, than perhaps first meets the eye.