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Posted on November 13, 2019

A Spinning Wheel Kind of Life

Ever felt like this fella in the photo? Most of us, from time to time, experience the feeling of being a mouse on a spinning wheel: running hard but going nowhere. And perhaps, this is the way life has always been. A frantic pace with…

Posted on October 31, 2019

Endorsing Poor Performance

Having been involved in change management over the years, I have noticed that systems and process change, take place relatively easy. One of the major reasons is that these changes don't involve personality, ambition, power or will. A…

Posted on October 13, 2019

Focus. A Fresh Set of Eyes

I recently had an eye test completed and subsequently followed through on the specialist's recommendation to purchase glasses. Little had I realised that over time, I had slowly become accustomed to blurred vision. Now, with a fresh set…

Posted on September 23, 2019

Relational and Leadership Disconnects

I recall working with a client many years back who was the salt-of-the-earth kind of guy. He was heartfelt and easy-going, loved to personally connect with others, speaking gently and purposefully. On my drive to his office, I would…

Posted on September 19, 2019

When Good People Leave

When good people leave our organisations it can be a painful experience. In many cases we spent years of investment in them; training them coaching them, supporting them, providing opportunity, rewarding them and so on. We’ve become to…

Posted on September 04, 2019

The Nests of Spring

A bird flew onto the fence this morning with a beak full of straw, momentarily resting on its flight path to building a nest for a new family. Nests represent a supportive structure for new life. Many of the people and organisations I…

Posted on August 20, 2019

The Minutes of Tomorrow

Sitting at my desk and watching the twilight hue gradually being absorbed by the night, it prompts me to reflect on the day. I wonder if my time was just spent completing reactive administrative tasks or did I add significant value in…

Posted on July 30, 2019

Where Did The Day Go?

My phone, for the first time, alerted me to the Screen Time analysis for the past week. I was astounded as I reviewed the data. Fortunately, most of the time was spent in productive activity however, it also helped me identify time…

Posted on July 23, 2019

Losing and Regaining the Edge of Expertise

I have always been intrigued at how quickly we can lose our expertise edge. I have found over time that in some areas I have improved rapidly, gaining new levels of mastery. Then, instead of continuing to push further into new and higher…

Posted on July 23, 2019

Sales is a Process, Not a Personality

Once upon a time, two brothers and their father went into business together. Without them selling their services, there would be no business. One day, the younger brother said to the older one, "how will you ever be successful? You are way…

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