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Beating the twin monsters of Avoidance and Rumination

“GRRR! Monstruos // GRRR! Monsters” by Mauro Sanjines is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0  Reading Time: 5 minutes Read on if: You ever duck or avoid doing something important because it feels too scary You ever spend too much time over thinking things rather than taking action You’ve said “things will be better from now on if I only”…...
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How I Beat Overhwhelm and Kick Butt – OCRs in action

Time to read: 6 minutes If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a (very) busy person. We live in an age of overwhelm, where we are expected (and expect ourselves) to be superheroes.  Achieve inner peace – build a successful business – reach peak health – find love – be a great parent – be...
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Get it Done – The Magic of OKRs

Reading time: 5 minutes If like me, the hardest part of your running a business is getting sh!t done, then read on.  I want to share a revelation that has changed my life and that of several of the clients I support. In my experience, it’s all too possible to create an inspiring vision (perhaps...
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Get the Power of 10x Thinking in your Business

How big do you think?  The size of your ambition has a big impact on the size of your success.   When I started running I was barely able to make it a mile without vomiting at the end.  First I set my goal to be able to do 3 miles within 3 months –...
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7 specific ways leaders can keep going (when the going gets tough)

EVERY leadership journey has it’s valley of despair.  These are the times when, however hard you work, everything seem to go wrong.  Your product fails, your key customer cancels the contract (and doesn’t pay up), you investor withholds the next tranche of funding, the trade press rubbish your business.  These times can feel horrible and...
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The Joys and Sorrows of being a Founder / CEO / MD

Reading time: 2 minutes There are few things in life more exciting, exhilarating and enjoyable than leading the growth of an organisation.  There is huge satisfaction in having a clear mission, pulling together a great team and inspiring them to strive for success.  And the rewards that come from getting there can be extraordinary. Having...
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Leadership lessons from a homeless person – how to own the solution

It’s all too easy in life to own your problems “My team just can’t deliver what I need them to” “I just can’t find the time to look after myself properly” There’s simply nothing that can be done. Owning the problem can be a source of comfort and perverse pleasure. For a while we absolve...
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What does it mean to be a professional?

It’s a big question that seems to come up a lot in conversations with clients and others.  I’ve just read the brilliant The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – which covers this question in some depth. Here is what it means to me: To turn up every day (no matter what) To do your...
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The Power of Reflection (or why leaders should do less and think more)

“We are after all human beings, not human doings”  Lynn Goldberg MCC   Reflection… really? To many new clients, reflection feels like anathema.  When do we get onto the action?  They politely agree to do it (secretly crossing their fingers and waiting for the good stuff to come). There is always so much to do…...
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