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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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Business Leadership

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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Business Coaching Leadership

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 – […]

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Business Leadership

Have less to do

We’re a culture obsessed with hacks — time, work, life, sleep, and everything better and beyond. Everyone’s either looking for one or trying to invent one. But the challenge with hacks is that the focus is on squeezing in a lot of work in the limited time at hand. And we know how that turns […]

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Business Leadership Personal growth

Make your own fucking art!

Last evening I received an unexpected call from an acquaintance I’d worked with many moons ago. He raved about my career “progression” and his most recent accomplishment (which had absolutely nothing to do with me!) — completing his master’s degree in English Literature from the University of London, I kid you not, at least half […]

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Business Personal growth Random Thoughts

Consistency over authenticity

Authenticity has become one of those overused, misunderstood, and abused word. It sure is one of my generation’s favourite throwaways (I’m an ‘older’… ahem, millennial).  And having heard the word all through the years, I think I may have developed an allergy as I often catch myself wincing in disguise when I hear someone use […]

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Business Coaching Personal growth Productivity Random Thoughts

Tips and tricks for creators by Seth Godin

Here’s a round-up of fantastic tips and tricks from Seth Godin’s latest masterpiece, The Practice, that you should, well, practice every day.  Now, it’s not for everyone, particularly the wannabes or people who want to “try” things out. There aren’t any shortcuts. I believe each of the 15 tips below will test your commitment to your craft […]

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The two types of critics

It’s ironic how most people in the modern world are convinced that criticism will bring the best out of us, given that there was a time when criticism would draw out the swords and guns! I guess those were simpler times.  I think people confuse criticism with feedback. And since we’ve been sold into thinking […]