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Criticism a Gift Wrapped in Sh!t

Criticism a Gift Wrapped in Sh!t

Criticism – A gift wrapped in Shit “Criticism” comes from the Greek word krino, which means “able to judge, value, interpret.” Can often be helpful, especially once we get past the angst.  Really though, it can be near on impossible to keep everyone happy, further it...
Premature Elaboration

Premature Elaboration

Premature Elaboration and a Potential Cure It is easy to talk too much, to make assumptions, to lack curiosity about those that we are speaking with. Often assuming that everyone is fascinated by what we want to say.  A Shakespearean monologue, a soliloquy, springs to...
Curiosity a Potent Force

Curiosity a Potent Force

Curiosity ​ Enjoying the annual holiday season leads to curiosity. Curiosity can lead us to think about improving our situation. Curiosity about blind spots. Areas for improvement, a renewed approach to important aspects of our lives. For instance, to be a better...
6 things great Sales Leaders do in a Crisis

6 things great Sales Leaders do in a Crisis

6 things great Sales Leaders do in a Crisis Disruption is front and centre right now and we are all looking forward to a time when we can get together with our friends and colleagues.  Gee an opportunity for kids to go to school and pursue sport would be brilliant...
When we have had Enough Success

When we have had Enough Success

When is Enough?  When is it Time? ​ Can we have enough success, when it is time to step away and reinvent ourselves? To reframe, to reimagine what success looks like.  Yes, every time we change roles, we are redefining ourselves.  Ash Barty shocked me retiring at 25...
The Compelling Case for Curiosity

The Compelling Case for Curiosity

Curiosity can be Compelling Did curiosity really kill the cat, or instead made its life successful? Curiosity—defined as a penchant for seeking new experiences, knowledge, and feedback and an openness to change.  Claudio Fernández-Aráoz et al. Maintaining our...
Giving Others the Decision

Giving Others the Decision

Leading is Giving Others the Opportunity to Decide Think about what the challenge or opportunity is? How do our options look? What are the potential pitfalls? Is this our proposal? So, what is the best way forward? How do you see the implementation?   People have to...
Victim of Circumstance?

Victim of Circumstance?

Victim of Circumstance I don’t mind fiction, however in High School, I felt that I had suffered a misfortune, in having to read Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.  Set in the Depression of the 1870s in rural England.  Tess gets a raw deal in life, and...
Taming Our Talents

Taming Our Talents

Taming our Talents It is too easy to cut loose with our brilliance.  However, it always has a time and place.  We all have them, our areas where we shine.  These talents have two sides to them though, just like a coin.  There is a link to being self-aware, which is...