I love this time of year! Spring is a season of new growth. The fresh green leaves sport a certain intoxicating shade of green that makes me think of clean slates, fresh starts and new beginnings. Not all new growth comes from the changing seasons, […]
We’re so thankful.
The past month has had its trials. Days and weeks have gone by without realising how much time is passing. Among this though, we have lots to be thankful for. We’re thankful for fore-warning and fore-thought – that we knew a funeral was pending, and […]
Start your day right, not comfortably.
My wife and I are incredibly fortunate to have access to a positive environment for growth. One of the guest speakers at our recent conference, Paul Taylor, spoke on the 7 Rituals of Mental Vitality. While I had already been doing a number of the […]
Know thyself, and ye shall bloom.
How well do you feel you know yourself? Do you regularly reflect on who you are today, who you want to be tomorrow, your strengths and your weaknesses? Taking time to reflect on our thoughts and feelings is a healthy way for us to identify […]
Follow One Course Until Success
We all define success differently. We can assess it through BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals), SBAGs (Stretching But Achievable Goals), SMART (Speciific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound) objectives, roadmaps, timelines, sprints and a multitude of other measurement tools. These all have their place, however how often […]
Beware the tyranny of the urgent
As a leader, it can be hard to get the right balance of leadership, planning and doing “stuff”. Sometimes a lack of planning (on our part, or the part of others) can result in an “urgent” response or action being “required”. One of the speakers […]
Preparedness is the key to opportunity
What does your ideal life look like? What do you need in place to get to that point? What action could you take today to get closer to it? Who can help you to get there? If the right opportunity came up, are you prepared […]
Paying the full price
Everything has a price. The price we pay is normally in line with the value we gain. We consider what we need or want against the quality of a product or service and the price we have to pay. Whatever the price tag, if we […]
Lessons and Tests
In traditional / formal education we’re taken through a number of lessons and subsequently tested on our knowledge. When we pass specific tests we may receive a certification in a specific field. We’re all familiar with this, right? Then we step out into the real world and […]
Leaders are developed
You may have heard the term “they’re a born leader”. While I don’t argue that some people have a natural inclination or personality type which is more suited to leadership, in my opinion that isn’t the only qualification criteria to call someone a “leader”. Leadership […]