The Wake-up Call

The Wake-Up Call

A couple of years ago a gentleman who worked on one of my teams died very suddenly and unexpectedly. He was an extremely nice person who was generous with his time and extremely good...
Failure is not an option

When Failure is not an Option

In today’s busy world, the speed at which we are asked to respond to change and progress is staggering. Timelines seem shorter and shorter and the reality of 24-7 connectivity assumes the capacity to...
procrastination

It Can Wait for Tomorrow

Procrastination lurks as the silent killer of dreams, the one reality that drags us, unknowingly, from good to average. Sometimes it is the most benign things, as I’ve learned so well from my teenagers....
The Risk of Leadership

The Risk of Leadership

The privilege of leadership is a wonderful thing. It affords opportunity to invest in the teams around you. It provides an opportunity to enhance your professional and personal image, and to bring real value...
When Risk Makes Sense

When Risk Makes Sense

Fear and doubt also keep us from taking risks. These two are a dreamer’s worst enemy. Take the advice of Gareth O’Callaghan and “Do not fear risk. All exploration, all growth is calculated. Without...

Is it Worth the Risk?

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot Last week we talked about risk and the similarities between success in sporting activities and success in business....
Willing to Fail

Taking Risks

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~Denis Waitley Risk taking is scary for most people because inherent...
How Leaders Take Risks

How Leaders Take Risks

A year ago on Forbes.com, John Baldoni wrote a fascinating article on the resurgence of the Ford motor company and how they handled risks. He outlined the difficulties and challenges the Ford Motor Company...
Rapport May be the Answer

Rapport May Make the Difference!

  In most areas of life, whether it is sports, family or the work environment, groups or teams perform best when there is harmony, mutual respect and a common enjoyment and appreciation of each other’s...
Kick Start for Success

2015 Kick Start for Success

Two weeks ago we tied an orderly bow on the close of 2014. As we left our offices we likely spent some time tidying up, ensured projects were wound up and positioned for a...

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