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Positive Outliers

Should We Be Our Own Journalist?

Responding to my earlier post, Intentional Ignorance, my friend Cécile commented as follows: Totally agree. The pandemic period was the revelation point for my family, we completely stopped watching or reading the news. However when friends tell us about something of interest we do use media to seek more info. But reading about it afterwards, […]

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Are We Not More Than Knowledge Workers?

I’m writing my new book, Thinking It Out for knowledge workers. Yet the terms ‘knowledge worker’ and ‘Personal Knowledge Management’ (PKM) trouble me. There is something very limiting about this emphasis on knowledge. Knowledge worker usually refers to people who work from a desk—although not always!––who use their knowledge to make decisions. Some of the […]

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Persist When Ready, Not Mere Productivity

After avoiding COVID for the last two years, my wife and I tested positive this week. Whilst we are ill, we are doing fine. We are being kind to ourselves. We are thankful for our immune systems, which seem to be fighting off this infection and will make us more resilient as we go on. […]

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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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Positive Outliers

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 […]