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Moon shot culture

I know the time for the anniversary of the moon landings is over, but sometimes things take a while to percolate through my mind. A few weeks ago my friend Bob Weston told me about a podcast he had li…

September 11, 2019

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Sometimes listening isn’t

One of the key topics in our Active Management Programme (AMP) is on communication (in fact it underpins several topics). In a recent AMP Co-lab meeting with a client’s team, we discussed both clear…

August 7, 2019

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Are you living your CV or your eulogy?

Recently I posted an article called “Your professional decline is coming (much) sooner than you think”. It has generated a lot of interest, and it highlights a conversation I have with lots of peo…

July 22, 2019

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Breaking through the podcast scene

Podcasts are an increasingly important part of the media/learning world. 90M people listened to a podcast in the last month up more than 50% in the past 3 years The proportion of Americans listening w…

July 2, 2019

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How to get things done

So many opportunities, so many good ideas, so much to do and so few people (and money). If you’re not getting traction, it could be because you are trying to do so much you end up doing bugger all. …

June 14, 2019

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Are you the right person to…

My mother had a number of good catch-all phrases. “Ages and stages” was one she used to describe any particular passage her children or grandchildren were going through. It’s quite reassuring to…

May 30, 2019

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Desert trek

If it’s been done…

I spoke to a group of builders about The Breakthrough’s 7 foundation habits for success recently. One guy kept arguing the point, saying it was all easy to say but the reality was different. He …

May 14, 2019

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Be more useful, not more productive

I think we should waste more time. We are bombarded with productivity hacks, articles on getting more done, podcasts about fitting more in, optimal work times, reducing distractions, flow etc. People …

April 29, 2019

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A good discomfort

Comfort zones are okay if you need a rest. Actually, that’s a bit snide. You should harvest what you’ve sown, get the benefits of the expertise and momentum you’ve created, leverage your experti…

March 24, 2019

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