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Refusing to express regret

Regardless of who and where you are as a leader, refusing to admit that we’re wrong or take responsibility for our actions is one of the most destructive interpersonal flaws. And that because for most people expressing regret or apologising is a painstakingly tricky experience. Why? Because they think it’s akin to losing a contest. […]

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Switchtasking: what is it and how to avoid it?

In The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done, author Dave Crenshaw shares the powerful concept of “switch-tasking.” He argues that multitasking is a myth since most of the time, we’re either actively or passively switch tasking.  Of course, that makes sense because I’ve been sold on “single-tasking” since I was a […]

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Credit and recognition is over-rated

Never been a fan of getting credit and recognition — it makes me uncomfortable for a simple reason that I ain’t no one-person island. Every little or big achievement I’ve had wouldn’t have been possible without those unsung heroes, be it my parents, classmates, peers, acquaintances, superiors, and even those with evil intentions.  Most people […]

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To be or to do?

I’ve been labelled a rebel, a nonconformist, and someone unlikely to succeed when I was in my senior year of high school. Not because I was any of those, but I wasn’t going with the flow as was expected of young adults back then. And honestly, that wasn’t intentional. I was following my curiosity and […]

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The better you get, the less you care

I loved this super-short The Daily Stoic podcast episode by Ryan Holiday. He elaborates on an aspect that most people won’t agree with, particularly those who haven’t achieved much success or are still dilly-dallying with “stuff they want to do.” It’s something I’ve observed among the senior-most leaders and C-level executives having worked with them for […]

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Delivery Happiness, Forever

Tony Hsieh’s passing is a sad day for those who study, admire and practice leadership. He was quiet, humble, unassuming, kind, generous, billionaire, philanthropist, and had changed the world with Happiness as a business model.  I first read about Tony in a Wikipedia entry about Zappos in the mid-2000s. Later in 2010, his book “Delivering […]

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The age old debate: quantity or quality?

I loved this story from James Clear’s post on [Why Trying to Be Perfect Won’t Help You Achieve Your Goals (And What Will)]. It might spark an argument depending on which school of thought you belong to. Nonetheless, let’s dive into the story:  On the first day of class, Jerry Uelsmann, a professor at the […]

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No or yes?

I love this bit from Jason Fried and David H. Hansson’s book “It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work.”  No is easier to do, yes is easier to say. No is no to one thing. Yes is a no to a thousand things. No is a precision instrument, a surgeon’s scalpel, a laser beam […]

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Maximising efficiency by organising your offerings around the clients

Over the years, I’ve observed that most start-ups, small and medium enterprises are obsessed with growth. Although nothing’s wrong with development, these organisations almost always establish an unstable culture. There’s high attrition among both employees and clients. They come and go because they’re grossly dissatisfied and feel an overall lack of attention to detail regarding […]

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My To-do list for 2021

As an executive coach, I will be the first person to tell you that the world of coaching is following internet marketers’ footsteps. It is not that anything’s wrong with that, but we need to understand that people are oversaturated and oversold with the same tactics used repeatedly. Here’s a typical formula: Create content – […]