Posts tagged leadership
"I don't have time!" What if 'Busy' Isn't the Problem?

“I’m so busy!” is a cry we often hear when we, or someone else, hasn’t done the thing we thought they were going to do. It’s easy to decry time as if it’s the enemy of getting things done, yet we still do stuff, just perhaps not those things we think we should be doing. What if there’s no such thing as ‘busy’? And what if knowing this will help us do more of the things we want and less of those we don’t?

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The Joy of Living. And Where to Find It if You Lose It.

It’s easy to get a little lost in life, to lose the sense of achievement and purpose, to lose the sense of joy that we had, and to want to recapture past successes, to re-create past relationships, jobs, working situations or hold out for a lifestyle that we think is the reason we had (or can have again) that sense of purpose and happiness. But where does that joie de vivre really reside? And how can we recapture it? What can we do and where can we look… 

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Unintended Consequences: How to Expect the Unexpected...

Everything we do has unintended consequences—it’s kinda a rule… We can never predict everything and understanding that helps us find the balance between procrastination and action (without being an idiot!). When you reach a point of proportionate preparedness don’t hold back; stay curious and don’t feel like failure if things don’t work out exactly as you expected.

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Managing Managers: How to be Great at Managing People who Manage People

Managing managers: what’s the one key difference between being a great manager of people who manage tasks and a great leader of people who manage other people? How can you make a smooth transition and where should you put your energy and time when you want to develop your own leadership skills? Follow this advice and you can throw out the manuals and leadership courses…

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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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