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Executive Presence

April 24, 2013 by  
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“Executive Presence” – what do those words conjure? Designer suits? Swiss watches? Tumi luggage? Private aircraft? Men and women who are confident, polished and accomplished? I had an opportunity to explore this a few months ago in a wonderful workshop facilitated by two of the most delightful ladies you could ever hope to meet – […]

The Busy Show

April 22, 2013 by  
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I often hear people singing how busy they are, with the greatest of glee – “I am SO busy” … as if it’s some type of badge of honour. Such people are late to meetings, constantly checking their phones, shuffling papers and generally just rushing from one moment to the next. Sometimes for amusement, I […]

Hold your form

April 19, 2013 by  
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I am still reveling in the achievements of our Olympic athletes in the summer of 2012. In particular, the 200m Men’s Final! Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake were expected to be Gold and Silver. But then Warren Weir, a young, wiry sprinter, also from Jamaica, did the most amazing thing – he won the […]

How to deal with the button-pushers in your life

April 17, 2013 by  
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There are times when people push our buttons, vaulting us into all sorts of out-of-control and undesirable states. And if these people push our buttons often enough, even the mere thought of them causes our buttons to go off. They have done absolutely nothing. But we are in a state. And we act accordingly; thinking, […]

Life Skills that are truly LIFE skills

What skills are truly important in life? What skills should we be teaching every child? Here’s my list so far – what would you add? Meditation – the ability to calm the mind, be still, focus, let go of thoughts and just breathe are invaluable benefits of meditation. How peaceful our world would be if […]

Business or pleasure?

April 8, 2013 by  
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“Business or pleasure” the Immigration Officer at the airport asked me. “Well, I really don’t know” I responded, as I pondered what to choose when your work is your pleasure. How interesting that a view of work as non-pleasure should be so pervasive that it makes it’s way on every Immigration form of every country, […]

Are you indispensable?

Have you ever got the feeling that someone believes they are indispensable? Have you ever heard people say things like: I am the only one who can do this job Without me, this project/team/organization would fail So and so cannot live without me Everything depends on my being there “It” (event, project, job) can’t start […]