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Faster is Slower – Managing Impossible Deadlines

Here is something for you to think about: Pushing for an outcome right now, when you haven’t considered all the inputs, will lead to either a very messy and costly solution or even one with no outputs or outcome at all! Most of us are familiar with Aesop’s fables and one in particular regarding the […]

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Everybody Loves A Good Comeback – You Too Can Rise From The Ashes

Watching Big Shot the previous Sunday, former NCAA Division I champion basketball coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) has these very words said to him by a good friend who is also a chief basketball scout: “Everybody loves a good comeback.” For anyone who has caught up with this show, the feelgood story on Disney+ is […]

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4 Tips on How to Stop Overthinking and KISS!

For those of you out there who are like me and overthink just about everything, there is a solution. I have no doubt you have heard of the KISS principle. Most of us know it stands for: Keep It Simple Stupid. In fact, the letters KISS do have a number of other meanings such as: […]

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Problems, Solutions and Options – A Veritable Tale

A key leadership and management tool I learnt early on was the wisdom of problems… The first time I became an acting manager, on the very first day I sat down and asked myself: β€œwhere do I start?” It occurred to me quite naturally, perhaps I needed to write a list of everything I was […]

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From Point A to B – It’s Never a Straight Line

When our boys were very little, they watched endless video tapes on British railways and train watching. They were, in effect, defacto trainspotters. Now, if you have ever watched these type of shows (and no disrespect here), they are like watching paint dry. Of course, our kids did the same with watching anime for years […]

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Sometimes, We Are Too Organised!

Is there such a thing? For those who don’t know me, my life is organised down to the last second. This has served me extremely well in the workplace and in terms of delivering key outcomes. However, at home, Chaos Theory is in full flight πŸ˜‚ If my family are left to their own devices, […]

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Making the Tough Decisions – Five Rules

Leaders make them everyday Making a tough decision requires clarity of thought. All too often we are rushed into making a decision because it suits someone else’s narrative (how they want things done). Ugh – I can hear you sighing right now πŸ˜‰ The key to making a good decision during a tough situation is […]

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Some Thoughts on Achieving Goals and The Real Me – Broome Time

Is life in the way of who you are? Broome is one of those places on the planet where time stops, and in a good way. I am lucky enough to live in the same state where Broome is, even though it is 1,671 kms from where we are. So, we either fly or drive […]

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The 6 Steps of Effective Brainstorming

   Your Role Is To Get To The Bottom of Things When trying to get to the bottom of an issue with a client, persistence pays off. This is critical when trying to help your client achieve a key outcome through the development of effective strategies using brainstorming techniques. In the first instance, your job […]

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