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Posted on June 24, 2022

Make The Most of Today

Michelle and I celebrated our 4th anniversary this week. We met in the back row of a Virgin Flight on 21 June 2018 and often reflect that each of us would have a different story to tell if: one of us had decided not to take that flight; we didn't get the last two seats (together) on the plane; we didn't talk to each other; Michelle hadn't asked for my phone number for "professional reasons"; I didn't message her within an hour of touchdown nor fly back to see her 3 weeks later. That one day changed the course of our lives.

It's a good reminder that we never know what opportunities lie in the waiting and when they will present themselves: who we might meet that could change the course of our life—whether professionally or personally (or maybe both). It's also a valuable lesson to extend our comfort zones and converse with strangers; to exercise courage.

Make the most of today, for you never know what might come your way.

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Posted on June 24, 2022

Make The Most of Today

Michelle and I celebrated our 4th anniversary this week. We met in the back row of a Virgin Flight on 21 June 2018 and often reflect that each of us would have a different story to tell if: one of us had decided not to take that flight; we…

Posted on June 17, 2022

Gaining Buy-in

When you have a big job to do and need others onboard or, are making a decision that will impact one or more of your team, it's important to gain their buy-in.When someone decides for me and tells me what to do, it was their decision - it…

Posted on June 09, 2022

Management Anchor Points

A key responsibility of the leaders I coach is oversight of performance indicators - and it's so easy during busy times to get distracted by the unrelenting tides of operational activity. Weeks pass quickly until the moment of realisation…

Posted on June 07, 2022

Women Who Mean Well and Hit Hard

I have two women in my life that mean well and hit hard. One is my partner Michelle and the other is my mentor/coach from the U.S, Linda. They have this in common: They believe in me. They call me on my bullshit. When I lose my way they…

Posted on May 26, 2022

Leadership Courage

Last week I had the privilege of sitting in a boardroom where a divisional manager I am coaching revealed the results of a 360-degree review to his team—that they, and others, had completed. Highlighting the lower scores, he asked what he…

Posted on April 25, 2022

Sex & Work, and other random musings

1. Sex and work share similar components of creativity, rigour, and sweat; with a large dose of fun and satisfaction. If one's sex life is dull and boring, well…it's dull and boring; and the same applies to work. When things become…

Posted on April 25, 2022

The Lamp Post

Conversing with a couple of managers about the challenges of detaching from work and being fully present upon arriving home, one of them shared how a particular lamp post was his switch-off / switch-on cue. The early part of his drive home…

Posted on April 25, 2022

I Wish I Had Stopped

Having places to be and people to see, I was walking along the edge of a skate park when I noticed a young boy: tidying and straightening the flowers on a small memorial site. As I walked past he continued his tasks in a slow and…

Posted on April 05, 2022

Not Everything is Forever

With the falling leaves of autumn comes the reminder that not everything is forever. That which served us in the last season doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be carried through to the next. Having the wisdom of what to let go of and what…

Posted on March 25, 2022

Carrying Confidence

Michelle and I love to dance and apart from the absolute fun we have on the floor, it's the comments we receive that make us laugh: Are you guys dance teachers?; Are you professionals?; Are you here to dance at the Fringe Festival?; and…

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