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Assuming Positive Intent

Assuming Positive Intent

Assuming Positive Intent Positive intent is an integral part of our modus operandi.  Our MO, an integral part of our approach to situations. But does our behaviour reflect this? Easy to forget if you work in a responsible role and at times, you might feel frequently...
Decision Fatigue

Decision Fatigue

Decision Fatigue I can’t deal with that right now. Can we book in a time to review that together? I don’t have time right now, I am just too busy. Do we have to make a decision right away?   We all navigate decision fatigue.  Subway, a sandwich chain, drive some...
The Weekend Reset

The Weekend Reset

The Weekend Reset ​ How good was your weekend reset? Finishing work on Friday can leave us satisfied but tired. Frustrated with lack of progress, maybe. Frazzled, with a sense of overwhelm. Perhaps struggling with perspective, not being able to take the wins from the...
Should we take Everything Personally?

Should we take Everything Personally?

Should we take Everything Personally? There is lots going on in our lives.  Most of it outside of our control.  A lot of it doesn’t make much difference to us, some does. When it impacts us, it feels like our situation is taken outside of our control.  Being left in...
Asking Permission vs Forgiveness

Asking Permission vs Forgiveness

Asking Permission vs Forgiveness In considering and discussing vexing questions recently with fellow volunteers.  We were asking and seeking to understand the right thing to do.  Then trying make something work, an approach had to be considered. People who...
From Leadership to Stewardship

From Leadership to Stewardship

From Leadership to Stewardship I have been thinking that many leadership roles.  Where we are passed the baton is a matter of stewardship. Working to make things better for all involved, then passing the baton on to others. It takes the focus of us and makes 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...
Scarcity vs Abundance

Scarcity vs Abundance

Abundance vs Scarcity Seth Godin recently reminded me of a critical mindset, Abundance vs scarcity.   Scarcity The need to fit into to a new situation The pressure to conform To become a member of the team Feeling overwhelmed and failing Living in fear Not...
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...