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Why the All Blacks are the best in the world

I wrote the first part of Why the All Blacks are the best in the world just before the test against Australia at Eden Park, and the second part after their loss to South Africa in Wellington. Part 1…

September 17, 2018

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Priority order

I was having a conversation with a Breakthrough member and another guy at our Challenger workshop the other day. The member was talking about how valuable the Breakthrough programme has been in terms …

September 3, 2018

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The zone of sensible excitement

A couple of weeks ago I ran into a client from my time as a partner in a large business consulting firm. Rieny Marck and I worked together 20 years ago, and he was reminiscing about the Lumley Insuran…

August 20, 2018

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Make a choice

My GP’s theory

My GP is a fascinating man. He knows all these obscure things and treatments. He always likes to see me because I have exotic symptoms that he regards as a test of his trivia trove (and they are trivi…

June 12, 2018

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When coaching, practice is perfect

My youngest son is a wonderful musician, already better than I will ever be. He was born with musical talent (he owes me for that), but he learned to be a musician, and he owes a great teacher and a d…

April 23, 2018

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Missing piece

The missing piece of the puzzle

After 15 years I’ve worked out what we do here and why it works so well. I’ve always practiced “outside in” – bringing the world to my inbox via subscriptions to bloggers, periodicals, newsp…

March 21, 2018

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When it happens (as it does)

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but sh*t happens. Often. All the time, to varying degrees.  We’re rolling along happily, and then avvompha! We get knocked off our stride. Last year we were work…

February 16, 2018

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Make it work

It’s all very well to set Most Important Goals.  They establish what we rationally consider to be our priorities. They represent our beliefs about what’s important – they’re our convictio…

January 8, 2018

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