Personal Development

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A Serial to ensure all facts are agreed upon before a decision is made ...

07 December 2014

A colleague mentioned that he loved the podcast so much he couldn't believe that the story was made up - he was doubled over to be told that it was a true story ...

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All Chasing the Same Ball ...

11 October 2014

Having a clear view of where you want to be and having great intentions sometimes ends up with problems and delays.

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Managing Change - Perceptive or Reality ...

26 July 2014

​Change face us all the time, in our personal and work lives. If we decided not to change we stay still - that is - wake up, go to work, participate in the production line, go home, eat, sleep and wake up in the morning and it all starts again. This sort of life brings no excitement and leaves us open to redudancy and take-over.


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Learn to communicate by aiming at the lowest common denominator ...

19 July 2014

To get the message across I have been told that you should share it three times although experience has shown that during periods of stress and pressure this number needs to be greater. 


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7-1 defeat (Germany vs Brazil) - 4 Building block to a great team ...

09 July 2014

Watching the 2014 world cup semi final match between Brazil and Germany was a joyous and saddening experience, I felt sorry and a sense of embarrassment for Brazil and at the same time excited and impressed by Germany’s performance.


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Believe in yourself ...

08 February 2014

​What is your most important need? What helps you get what you want? Invariably we are driven by many needs, although if we are keen to get things done or completed there a number of tasks we naturally (not in all cases):

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How did you survive as kid without a mobile phone?

21 July 2013

I recalled when I was younger, particularly during the summer holidays at home - I'd leave the house at 8:30am and not come home until 4pm to get my tea and then back out until 10pm. 

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5 steps to ask the right questions ...

04 July 2013

​Asking the right questions may be difficult - you may feel stupid or plainly uncomfortable - You may be under pressure and have been placed on the spot. 

Of all the skills you have - if we stripped all them all away there is only one that would allow you to recapture the lot and that is communicating, which involves heavily on asking questions.

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When it doesn't go to plan ...

25 June 2013

How many times have you stood on the sidelines waiting for a service to go live, only to find that the lack of someone else's planning has suddenly become your emergency?

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Meetings ... don't waste your time ...

08 June 2013

​It fills me with dread when I receive an email for a meeting that lasts more than an hour. Why would a meeting last for an hour, unless it's a workshop or a detailed design meeting and if it was - stop calling it a meeting.