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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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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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Winning and Losing

Winning and Losing

Average reading time: 3 minutes 50 seconds “The only thing I am worried about now is having a few beers, and that’s the only thing we will worry about.” Eddie Jones, England Rugby Union Coach Those were the words of the England Rugby Coach, Eddie Jones, immediately after losing to South Africa by 32 points […]

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Commit to the goal, not to each other

Commit to the goal, not to each other

Average reading time: 2 minutes 10 seconds I suspect that you’ve been on a lot of team off-sites throughout your career. A few of them may have benefitted the team and helped improve your collective performance. But these were probably the exception rather than the norm. Regardless of the impact, the agenda for your last […]

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