Quote of the day

"“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”"

-John Wooden, Basketball Coach

Member of the NECC

November 2016


Do I know what is expected of me at work?

I have lifted this question straight out of the book written by Marcus Buckingham called “First Break All The Rules”. Despite having an off-putting title the book is worth reading, not least because of its association with The Gallup Organisation and the fact that it is based on the organisation’s extensive research over many years.

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Is it useful?

In ‘Alice in Wonderland’ there is a passage where Alice comes to a fork in the road and so she asks the Cheshire cat which road she should take. The Cheshire cat simply asks, “where are you going?” to which Alice honestly replies that she doesn’t know, so the cat retorts “then it doesn’t matter”.

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A recent conversation drifted towards the subject of transformation, as opposed to transaction. We were talking specifically about business performance and business growth but the conversation was hugely beneficial for me personally because it caused me to refocus on transformation.

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