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Firing Good People

Firing Good People

Average reading time: 3 minutes 20 seconds In December 2019 I sat at a conference listening to Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon, share his thoughts on leadership, business and building a great company culture. He shared so many great insights with the audience. And he said a few things that made me recoil deep […]

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Discipline

Discipline

Average reading time: 2 minutes 40 seconds Discipline is a word that frequently triggers negative thoughts and emotions. It takes some of us back to our school days and a particular tyrannical teacher (mine was a French teacher named Madame Walding). For others it conjures up the image of the stereotypical Army Sergeant Major towering […]

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Pausing to review – a cost or an investment?

Pausing to review – a cost or an investment?

Average reading time: 1 minute 50 seconds Focus is a fascinating and powerful thing. When paired with the regular discipline of conscious reflection or review, it becomes a super-power for individuals and a potent performance-enhancer for teams. Simply put, focus means that we see more of what we choose to pay attention to, and less […]

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20 Rules For 2020

20 Rules For 2020

1. Be a good human Whatever you do, always remember that your number one job each day is to strive to be a good human being.   2. The truth about resilience. Resilience isn’t about just “pushing on through”. It’s about looking after ourselves so that we can.   3. Slow down to speed up. […]

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Leadership, alignment and Little Jonny

Leadership, alignment and Little Jonny

Average reading time: 2 minutes 45 seconds I’m continually struck by the parallels between parenting, leadership and teamwork. I was having dinner in a restaurant recently with my wife and daughter. We’d been out to see the Christmas lights turned on in our town and for our daughter to write her letter to Santa. As we […]

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