Category Archives: Personal Development

What Leaders Can Learn From Pearl Divers

Dig deeper. Look past the first right answer. Last weekend on my run, I glanced across the harbour and saw this view of a boat on the water. If we were to glance briefly at the photo, we would only see … Continue reading

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Oops! We Made A Mistake…

Recently I received an email from e-book company Kobo which started something like this: Oops! We Made A Mistake…We’re sorry – we messed up. We want to apologise for any confusion this may have caused… I was surprised at my … Continue reading

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4 Easy Ways To Oil Your Team’s Wheels

One of the best things about my job is the opportunity to learn vicariously. Here are just 4 simple things you can start doing today to improve the cohesiveness and general all round awesomeness of your teams: 1. Cut down … Continue reading

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Why Leaders Should Welcome Discomfort

This week, my personal trainer pushed me harder than I have been pushed in a long while. To say I felt “some discomfort” in the days following that mammoth sesh was an understatement. This is me using a straw in … Continue reading

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The F Word

Unfortunately, one of the most prevalent emotions I see in organisations is fear. A little bit of fear is self-preserving, but I have seen it plague organisations like a vicious disease. Often it is seen in hefty doses – much more … Continue reading

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6 Words Leaders Should Use More Often

There are six powerful words which are rarely used in the corporate world. They are: 1. Love 2. Courage 3. Joy 4. Fun 5. Vulnerability 6. I’m sorry. Let’s start with love. Before you accuse me of going all ‘touchy-feely’, … Continue reading

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The False Impossible

May 6th 1954 was a special day in history. Up until this day, people thought it was impossible to run a mile in less than four minutes. But on that day, someone did. That someone was Roger Bannister. He ran … Continue reading

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