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Posted on February 04, 2021

Brian

Brian woke when it was dark. Kissing the cheek of his still resting wife, he grabbed his favourite jeans, shirt and boots, and headed to the kitchen for coffee. Catching sight of himself in the glass splashback he noticed the once slim…

Posted on January 28, 2021

The Magic of Showing Up

At rare times I’ve discovered with pleasure, that the perceived magic of attaining a particular goal, is enough to carry me through all of the drudge work required to get me there. However, for other goals, it’s easier to put-off…

Posted on December 18, 2020

Frankie's Holiday Advice

Meet Frankie, our busy little Kelpie. Each morning he sits and looks intensely at my partner, Michelle, eagerly waiting for her direction. At 15 weeks of age, he already has a terrifyingly strong work ethic and requires meaningful work…

Posted on November 04, 2020

Comfort Zones

A woman I met many years ago recently sent me a note which read in part: "You popped into my thoughts this week as I was reflecting on the anniversary of my sister's death. I just wanted to share that your words of encouragement about…

Posted on September 23, 2020

The Simple Power of Observation

Walking around the offices of one of my clients, I noticed the receptionist completing a simple task that seemed overly complex in its fulfillment. I asked her why she was doing it that particular way and looking up she responded with,…

Posted on August 27, 2020

The Unseen Buds of Winter

Midway through winter I often hear people's verbal longings for summer. They are over the cold and desire the warm. And if we could listen in on the plant world, I am sure we might just hear the faint whispers of their summer longings as…

Posted on July 24, 2020

Are you delegating or abdicating?

Delegation is an effective leadership and time management tool. It allows us to hand over individual tasks and greater areas of responsibility to capable others enabling us to focus on higher-level work. However, while many think they are…

Posted on July 09, 2020

When Not To Do The Hardest Things First

While the adage do the hardest things first has merit and is useful to counter procrastination, it doesn't make sense to do high concentration/hard things, first up in the day if our energy is low. The adage should be re-written: do the…

Posted on June 18, 2020

Strategic Future Gold

As the economy is starting to feebly fire back to life, there is gold to be discovered by those with a keen eye and courageous spirit. Some of that gold is in plain sight but some won't be found unless we do the work of prospecting for…

Posted on May 28, 2020

Swinging a Blunt Axe

"If the axe is blunt, and one doesn't sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength." ¹ Without pausing, reflecting and observing, we can easily end up swinging a blunt axe. Maintaining sharp skills and organisational effectiveness…

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