Posts tagged leadership
Small-Scale Change: #JFDI

How do we create change? We flippantly say that it’s one bite at a time—reference to that old how do you eat an elephant’ joke, but what if it really is? And what if holding on to the idea that we have to ‘get it right’ or get certain people involved, or test a model, or wait for them’ to do something, is getting in the way of the small-scale change that we can achieve right now. Today. In this moment, in this conversation, in your reading of this piece. #JFDI

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Unlearning: What If You Don't Know as Much as You Think You Do?

How do we get better at something—develop mastery? It’s normal to think we can map out a learning path, a curriculum for life so to speak. But what if we don’t know as much as we think we do? And what if unlearning is the bigger part of learning? It seems to me that, only when we let go of what we think we need to learn, do we become truly open and able to step into a space of growth.

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What If Knowing the Answer to Life's Thorny Problems Was Like Having a Random Number Generator?

It can feel as if we have to solve all our present and future problems and carry around those solutions ‘just in case’, which can be a stressful way to live and work. But what if life was much more like the little gadget that I carry around that let’s me log into my bank account? What if I always had access to answers whenever I needed them…

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A Simple Life Isn’t About Reducing the Amount of ‘Stuff’

There’s a prevailing philosophy that having less stuff will lead to a simpler life, and a simpler life equates to more peace of mind. Hmm. That’s the way it looks, and the way many of us think it works. But what if there’s a huge piece we’re forgetting?

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What’s Your Relationship with Success? (And Why This Is More Important That Any ‘Success Strategy’!)

At the heart of being successful is a paradox. It’s a paradox that the most successful people I know have solved, although they may not be aware of it. And it’s the paradox that keeps those of us who are feeling frustrated about our success fro achieving everything we want.

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Do You Ever Feel Unappreciated? Here’s a Simple Solution...

What do you do when you feel unappreciated or taken for granted or ignored by your boss, your colleague, your child, your partner? It’s easy to say, don’t be attached, walk away, but what does this really mean, and how can we re-capture the love and respect that feels long gone?

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The Ultimate Answer to Every ‘how to’ Question

What’s the difference between a simple question that we google or that we ask a friend and move on, and those thorny questions that we chew around in our head for a long time, ask people for advice on, and yet never move forward? Let’s look at a practical solution…

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