What Do You Best?

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by

In terms of work, what is it that you do best? What makes you feel good about yourself? When do you feel most confident and competent? Research It’s important to know. Research on what makes a great workplace* placed having a daily opportunity to do what you do best high in a list of positive factors. In fact, it was number three in 12. Money is a motivator, of course, but for most of us money alone is not enough

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Do You Say ‘Thank You’ Enough?

Posted on August 17th, 2010 by

I have recently returned from the US where I flew with United Airlines. On our return flight there was a problem with our ticket. It was entirely our fault as there was a time discrepancy between out itinerary and the actual ticket! We arrived after our flight had left- mea culpa! But thanks to the excellent guy on the check in desk it was no problem at all. He was calm and extremely helpful and got us on the plane

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Life Changing Moments

Posted on August 16th, 2010 by

I have a great job! I cannot adequately describe the pure pleasure it gives me to receive a card or email from someone telling me that something I have done, either on a course, when coaching, or written in the newsletter, has changed their life for the better. What a privilege to be able do that for a living! Life Changing Recently I had a life changing experience of my own. I’ll spare you the details but suffice it to say my doctor thought I

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Are You Good Enough?

Posted on August 13th, 2010 by

Sometimes good enough is good enough. If you find yourself unable to ever settle for less than perfection there’s a strong likelihood that you spend much of your life feeling very pressurised and stressed. Perfection in all areas at all times is rarely a realistic aim. That doesn’t mean one shouldn’t strive for it, but if you are constantly unhappy with your less than perfect attempts you will never do anything: it can stultify you, and stop you from experimenting

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One Wedding and a Holiday!

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 by

In yesterday’s post I exhorted you all to take a proper break from work, have a real holiday from the 21st Century.  Even if just for one day. And I am following my own advice! (Although I’m not sure that crossing the Atlantic on a plane counts as leaving the 21st century behind but the spirit is there…). By the time you read this I will be in the US where I am attending the wedding of good friends. Gwilym,

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If Stuck, Go Bonkers!

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by

I was delivering a seminar for managers recently, and asked the group to come up with some bonkers* solutions for issues the group were generating. There were no rules other than that the responses had to be totally off the wall. The bonkers responses were then given back to the original group that raised them, with an instruction to see if they could make something workable from it. In 90% of cases they could. And 50% of those resulted in a solution they were actually

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