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Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

Our Mental Scripts

A dangerously underweight fifteen-year-old girl looks into the mirror and sees herself as disgustingly fat.  Such extreme conditions as anorexia nervosa are shocking in their effects upon people. However, could we all have milder distorting self-beliefs about ourselves, perhaps?  How about this: We walk into a room and believe everyone is looking at us critically? […]

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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

Learning from Failure

I had an experience this summer from which I didn’t emerge very well. Or did I? You be the judge. I was shopping for summer shoes. So I found a pair I liked in an M&S outlet. So I took these shoes to a stool to try them on. The right shoe did fit me […]

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Leaning to Action

A Call to Failure

Failure is not an option. No, it’s inevitable. The issue is, first, will I accept that reality? Then can I act so that when I do fail, it is cheap and useful? When I do fail I do not do something worse: take failure as my identity. No, I am not a failure, but I […]

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Self-Awareness

Course Corrections – Part 2

We make course corrections all the time. In sports, our personal organisation, and projects. Or at least we should do ….

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Self-Awareness

Grow in Self-Awareness

In my previous post, Advice from the TOP 30 Influencers in Project Management, I defended my choice around self-awareness. One of my friends emailed me about this post, and how she had observed that her husband constantly stresses the importance of stakeholder management. She wrote: The Human Factor that is so often the key to […]

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Self-Awareness

Advice from the TOP 30 Influencers in Project Management

This week I was sent a report containing Advice from the 30 TOP influencers in project management. If you are not involved in the project management profession, I can quite understand that this will not set your heart racing! However, it is interesting to see the patterns that emerge from these ‘TOP influencers.’ (Full disclosure: […]