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Posted on December 28, 2017

What I Would Love To Do This Year

I have never been into New Year's resolutions. Over the years though, I have always listed my goals for the year to come and then kept them handy for ongoing review. As I have gone on I have constantly been working on both simplifying my…

Posted on December 11, 2017

Confidence. Standing Tall

Michael (pictured) is a bartender that serves me on a regular basis. He is 29 and somewhat smaller than me in physical stature but is incredibly tall when it comes to his confidence. He is cheeky, always happy, assertive, moves at a fast…

Posted on November 28, 2017

Staff Pain

I was at a restaurant last night and got chatting with the girl who was serving me. While she was very professional in her service and communication, I detected something was troubling her. After two questions and within about 60…

Posted on November 20, 2017

A Brave Transition

The following is a journal entry* from one of my clients, who is in transition from working 80 hours a week to a 24 hour week - as we move her business from being largely reliant on her to being systems and (other) people reliant. It…

Posted on November 20, 2017

The Discomfort of Transition

The discomfort of transition can be a disconcerting time. The things that drove us no longer provide a motivational impetus The answers of the known give way to the questions of the unknown The value and self-confidence we derived…

Posted on November 20, 2017

Today I Let Go

A worthwhile read - reposted with permission from my daughter's blog - My Upsidedown Journey To Wholeness Today I Let Go Today I let go of avoiding pain and discomfort with meaningless distractions and temporary satisfactions, and I…

Posted on November 13, 2017

A Case For Micromanagement

There is a case for micromanaging employees and the only three situations that I think are relevant are: In the very early stages of employment When they are not taking responsibility for their role and failing to meet performance…

Posted on November 02, 2017

A Lesson From The Birds

I spotted a bird from my back deck this morning with a twig in its mouth. It's that time of year when they are busy nest building. It is an intrinsic part of their annual cycle. As humans, our lives are made up of different seasons and…

Posted on October 25, 2017

A Simple Equation For Employee Re-engagement

I am currently working with the owner of an electrical business who has exemplified a simple but powerful method for re-engaging one of their employees in his work and which I thought was worth passing on. The Employee. Is an older man…

Posted on October 11, 2017

Rediscovering The Art Of Play I love watching children at play. Before they reach a certain age they have no regard for what other people are thinking. They laugh, squeal, run and frankly can be annoying at times – but it's all because of…

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