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Connecting with Workmates

Connecting with Workmates

Over recent months, I have had to sort through my parents’ possessions.  Together my wife and my sister, it has really opened up my eyes to their life to date.  They needed to move into aged care late last year and as a result we needed to clear their home and prepare...
Managing Ourselves

Managing Ourselves

What should my contribution be? Address three distinct elements: What does the situation require? Given my strengths, my way of performing, and my values.  How can I make the greatest contribution to what needs to be done? And finally, What results have to be achieved...
Do we underinvest in ourselves?

Do we underinvest in ourselves?

Here’s the thing: While the act of learning is primarily intellectual, behavioral, or methodological, the experience of learning is primarily emotional. And it’s the emotional experience of learning — of being a beginner and making mistakes, often publicly — that...
Navigating the Ups and Downs

Navigating the Ups and Downs

The unpredictability of life sucks. One minute you’re riding high with the wind whipping through your hair and the next minute you’re flat on your ass with a face full of gravel. Alison G. Bailey, Present Perfect. Through my motorsport obsession. Each of our three...
The Incomplete Leader

The Incomplete Leader

We’ve come to expect a lot of our leaders…(they) should have the intellectual capacity to make sense of unfathomably complex issues, the imaginative powers to paint a vision of the future that generates everyone’s enthusiasm, the operational know-how to translate...
Managing by Walking Around

Managing by Walking Around

If you wait for people to come to you, you’ll only get small problems. You must go and find them. The big problems are where people don’t realize they have one in the first place – Albert Einstein. Seeing is believing.  It is believed to have been first practiced by...
Moving from I’m busy

Moving from I’m busy

We were very inspired by this idea of bragging and complaining with others about how much we work and trying to understand whether it operates as a symbol of status in the eyes of others. Silvia Bellezza Pre-Covid, I was routinely running around, running errands,...
Feeling the Mid-Career Doldrums?

Feeling the Mid-Career Doldrums?

There can be the collision of a lot of things going on in our lives mid-career.  Interesting to read the studies of a bottoming out of satisfaction at the midpoint from 20 years and 65 years of age – at around 45 years of age.  The good news being that our...
Moving from reacting to initiating

Moving from reacting to initiating

Moving from reacting to initiating ‘The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to respond. But the hardest thing is to INITIATE.’ – Seth Godin For a long time email was where I started the day.  When I woke up, when I sat down at my...