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.
I may have got it wrong about aiming for resilient hope. There’s something better. And we need it now.
Why is a 90-day review of intrinsic value? Maybe there is a better cycle for you. There is for me.
Lockdown has had a surprising effect in encouraging new relationships and allowing others to lapse. What is this telling me?
Clarity comes with knowing your One Thing, in life, in the moment. ‘Priorities’ need to become ‘Priority.’
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 […]
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 […]
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.
We do not need to wait for life to change our circumstances. We can change our story. Now.
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.