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Positive Outliers

Working Out My Work

In my recent post called, A Portal of Possibilities, I described the time I first got my hands on an Apple Macintosh 128K, and how it dazzled me and drew me into a new world of possibilities. The power of these new tools and the possibilities they gave me, consumed my focus. However, I had […]

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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 People

Coffee Opportunities

I was in a client meeting with a colleague recently and the client complained of it taking him five weeks(!) to arrange a meeting with his line manager to talk about feedback as part of his senior leadership development. My colleague suggested that a formal meeting comes with its own baggage. A meeting has to […]

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Self-Awareness

Never enough time? Is that really your problem?

I was talking with one of my clients the other day, and as I asked how he was doing, he replied with an ironic smile, “Never enough time, Patrick.” “Never enough time.” This cliché rolls off the tongue too quickly when we describe the state of overwhelm. But what we say matters. What we say […]