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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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Resilient Hope Self-Awareness

I Missed Something

Two weeks ago, I posted a piece on Thanksgiving as a Lifestyle. I went on to list some of the benefits of having a daily routine of keeping something like a Gratitude List.

But, I missed something.

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Personal Margin Positive Outliers Resilient Hope Self-Awareness

Thanksgiving as a Lifestyle

Preface: As you read this, you may think this article is posted a week late. Please read on. Outside of the USA, most countries do not celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday. And here in the UK, there is a particular suspicion over American holidays. (For example, we Brits have mixed feelings at best about the […]

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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers Resilient Hope

The Dream Manager

What are your dreams?  Have you written them down? If not, why not?  Perhaps, because we are taught not to value dreaming. We are told that dreaming is wasting time. Dreams are fantasy and will never happen. Dreams only set us up for disappointment. We are all wired to dream. All children dream when they […]

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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers Resilient Hope Writing

Whatever you do, do it with all your heart

I came across this quote recently via Bernadette Jiwa on her blog, The Story of Telling: ;In the past jobs were about muscles, now they’re about brains, but in future, they’ll be about the heart.” It comes from Minouche Shafik, the Director of the London School of Economics. I love the quote because it is…

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Resilient Hope

An Investment in Hope

I was honoured to be invited on Saturday to the launch of the British Antarctic Survey’s Sir David Attenborough. Although for me this meant a 14-hour return drive, it was worth it. The launch was a historic milestone and a significant move towards a safer world. Quite apart from that, the launch itself was quite […]

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Leaning to Action Leaning to People Positive Outliers Resilient Hope Writing

The Dual Mindset of an Entrepreneur

At the weekend I came across this gem of a video posted over six years ago. Marten Mikos, the then-CEO of MySQL who sold the company to SUN Microsystems for $1 billion, gives a candid short interview during the Innovate! conference in Zaragoza, Spain, about his key learnings as an entrepreneur. It’s a nine-minute masterclass: […]

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Resilient Hope

Do you have a leaning to be negative?

At the BCS Business Change SIG last night in London, we had a great conversation. I expected we would, but I wasn’t sure what turn it would take. But isn’t that the way of all great conversations? We were exploring the concept of Resilient Hope. In the discussion following my presentation, one person mentioned he’d […]

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Leaning to Action Resilient Hope

Has your change got a hope?

Have you ever found yourself influencing people to change and found that there was more than a lack of motivation, there was a lack of belief in the proposed change? Next week I’m speaking at the BCS Business Change SIG in London to this title. I’ve discovered a real power in hope when it is […]