Is this the most powerful phrase you’ll use today…?

Imagine the scene. You’re in a meeting that was called to discuss a major challenge your team or organisation is facing. All the ‘right’ people are present, and there’s no doubting their collective commitment, motivation and desire to resolve the problem. And yet, as the meeting progresses, patience wears thin, voices are raised, almost every […]

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Are you Swimming with Sharks?

Two people, strangers to each other, were looking to change jobs.  They asked their contacts and coincidentally, identified the same company that for them, appeared to fit the bill.  Naturally they wanted to find out more about their prospective new employer and by chance, found the same person in the company who could answer their questions. Job hunter […]

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Do you know the value of your Life?

Last week I listened to a radio article where a woman shared her account of how in 1984, while on an anti-hunt demonstration, she met and fell in love with an undercover police officer posing as a long-haired Greenpeace radical.   They subsequently set up house together and had a child, all while he himself was […]

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Managing Oneself – 5 key actions from Peter F. Drucker

Peter Drucker hardly needs any introduction as a prolific thought leader around business management, but in this small, often philosophical book, he turns his attention to employees: specifically knowledge workers, for whom the world is full of opportunities.  His aspiration for the reader is simple.  The notion of achiveing real and lasting career excellence by working on a combination of personal strengths and […]

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