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Great Jobs

The world has lost a truly great man and visionary but lets not be too saddened by his death lets celebrate the life of an amazing man. He changed the world in many ways from personal and business computing, personal music, portable computing and perhaps the most pervasive way, in making us expect product  design [...]

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Yes, No, Yes…

The other week I was reading the BBC news website and I read an article by Lucy Kellaway of the FT. The article was titled “The Seven Deadly Sins CEO’s won’t admit” and it highlighted the 7 traits that seem to define a CEO. They were Control freaks Vain Ditherers Bad at listening Bullies Afraid [...]

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Get This Party Started…

Last Sunday it was my 3 year old daughters birthday party and so to avoid mayhem and carnage at home we hired a local village hall. On arrival the hall seemed cold, large and empty and so we quickly set up the tables and chairs, balloons and a children’s entertainer set up at the front. [...]

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Take a Step

The other day I was talking with a friend of mine about how most of the personal development and leadership courses and programs always have some kind of physical challenge for the participants to overcome. Tony Robbins has a firewalk, others have board breaking, or walking onto a pole wedged into your collar bone until [...]

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Why Do You Fail?

What is it that makes us fail? We can do many things well and often succeed but there are somethings which we just cannot ever complete or achieve, somethings where success just eludes us. I am thinking about things like, stopping smoking, getting up and running each day, leave that broken relationship, sticking to that [...]

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Inspired Reading

When I was at Junior school, which I think is now known as year 4 to year 8 but I could be wrong, I was fortunate enough to have an inspirational teacher. I have had several in my school life, but this man was special, he was the first and he really cared about developing [...]

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Little action, Big effect

Yesterday I went into London on the train, as I often do, and usually I keep myself to myself, head down in a book, and everyone ignores me as I do them. It’s the way of the world in most Cities, you do your thing, they do theirs and no one speaks to no one! [...]

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Shouting is NOT Leadership!

I was reminded recently of an excellent example of a management style which can be seen demonstrated in most, if not all organisations, at least some times. The reminder came in the form a of TV show which is known for it’s satirical view on life, Blackadder. In the episode concerned (Dual & Duality) Edmund [...]

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