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Self-Awareness

An Unexpected Response to Feedback

My wife bought me a FitBit Blaze for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I love it. I find myself consulting it or the app on my smartphone rather too frequently. If I’m not careful, I will walk into walls reading it! As with most devices like this, I’m not using its full potential. […]

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Leaning to Action Self-Awareness

Repeat until Excellent

Today I’m connecting with my ‘inner geek.’  When it comes to stationery, my family tell me that I become a geek. One of my favourites notebooks is the A5 Leuchtterm 1917 145 x 210mm notebook. Also, I use a tailored form of the Bullet Journal. And today these two combine for me into one beautiful […]

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Leaning to Action Personal Margin Self-Awareness

Tools that Evolve with You

We need tools that can evolve with our work. As our work, our portfolio develops, we need tools that can grow with it.

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Self-Awareness

Ambiguity in a VUCA World

I am very proud of my daughter, Sarah. She has made a name for herself in the very male-dominated world of historic building restoration and ornamental plastering. She uses all her skills as a sculptress and has developed a keen eye for the health of historic buildings. I was walking with her recently through the […]

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Self-Awareness

Who do you think you are? Be Unique

One of the key chapters in my forthcoming book, Leading Yourself: Succeeding from the Inside Out, is on Identity, the whole matter of how we see ourselves, our make-up and how we come to be unique. I believe this is pivotal because out of our own self-identity comes so much of what we do and how […]

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Personal Margin Self-Awareness

PinkCast & the 2-minute Rule

I really appreciate Daniel Pink’s work, particularly Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, an awesome book. He delivers a periodic, high-energy, short video to his subscribers called Pinkcast. This week’s Pinkcast made me smile (as it usually does). It featured another notable author and speaker, David Allen, most well-known for his book Getting Things Done. On […]

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Self-Awareness

You’re Not Crazy!

Sometimes it seems as if the whole world around you has gone mad. And then you begin to doubt that yourself. “Am I still sane?” you ask yourself. Sometimes that is what a dysfunctional culture can do to you. It makes you doubt what you thought you knew for certain. I was talking with a […]