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Email – A Career Timebomb?

Email – A Career Timebomb?

Email a Career Timebomb? I suspect that a fair amount of conflict at work starts with an email.  To be fair, we have all seen it, or been a part of it. Indeed, that human history is littered with misunderstandings from email, at least since its inception, that is. ...
Do Managers Overestimate their Impact?

Do Managers Overestimate their Impact?

Do Managers overestimate their impact? How often do you see someone proudly share their achievements, only to think that the work was completed by a team? It seems easy to bask in the reflected glory of group performance.  It is often expected, especially as ownership...
Interruption and Annoyance

Interruption and Annoyance

Interruption and Annoyance Context shifting can be rage inducing.  Many of us get emotional when interrupted.  For those interrupting us, it can be stressful if we have reacted badly before. When you focus on one particular type of task, challenge, or information set,...
Only the Paranoid Survive?

Only the Paranoid Survive?

Only the Paranoid Survive? In many fields of endeavour, if we are not looking over our shoulder, we should be. I know that this doesn’t sound like fun, however in sales as in competition, someone is ready to displace us. In Formula 1 Max is ready to displace Lewis. In...
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...