July 2016

28
Jul

Cultivated Laziness

Marshall Goldsmith wrote an excellent book entitled “What Got You Here Won't Get You There”. Unsurprisingly the central premise is that the attitudes, skills knowledge and behaviours that get us to one level in our lives probably won’t get us to our planned or desired goals. It is quite astounding how often what smooths the way in one part of our lives actually gets in the way in another part of our lives.

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21
Jul

The Three Drivers Of Team Happiness

Teams that are happier, are more productive; fact. But that is not the only reason why you, as a business leader or a business owner should pay attention to team happiness.

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14
Jul

"What the fable of Johnny and Jimmy means for all of us"

Last week I wrote about the fable of Johnny and Jimmy and as I reflect on the story and what it means, there are several unavoidable implications to spring from it.

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07
Jul

The Fable of Johnny and Jimmy

One winter’s morning Johnny was delighted to find that it had snowed overnight. As he walked downstairs the onslaught began. “Mum, Mum can I go and play in the snow?” His mum tried to curb his enthusiasm. “Johnny it will be freezing out there. Stay inside with me where it is warm. You can see the snow just as well from in here.” Johnny was determined. “Mum, Mum can I go and play in the snow?” Johnny was not only determined but relentless and eventually he wore his mother down until she eventually said ‘OK Johnny if you must go and play in the snow you can, but lets get you ready first” and with those words she got little Johnny dressed in is wellies, thick socks, warmest clothes, waterproofs and hat scarf and gloves and so Johnny went to play in the snow in the garden.

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