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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 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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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 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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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 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.

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Leaning to Action Leaning to People Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

Will you change your story?

We do not need to wait for life to change our circumstances. We can change our story. Now.

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Self-Awareness

Stunned by Choice

New to American culture, I was in a mall in Chicago one lunchtime, ordering a ham and cheese sandwich at a deli. It was a simple request. Being British, I assumed they would assume, and fill in the blanks. How wrong I was.