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April 5, 2021
There are three versions of any story

Which of these images is a true reflection of reality? This isn’t as strange a question as you might think when you consider we’re looking at the world every day, making a choice about our reality, and then acting as if we’re right. These images were taken to demonstrate a few of the different perspectives […]

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March 10, 2021
How to keep on track in a pandemic

What do you need to do to keep on track in this pandemic? With much uncertainty about life and business post lockdown what do you need to do to keep centred? What do you need to do to ensure that at the end of lockdown your business is thriving, and you're still passionate about what […]

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March 5, 2021
How do I get a seat at the table?

I'm a firm believer that the words you use to describe a problem often have the solution hidden within them too. For example, if you're describing a situation as not being able to see the wood for the trees, what solution would you have in a real wood with real trees (and yes I've taken […]

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January 22, 2021
What is normal?

A poem that arose from my frustration of the judgement expressed in social media about how others should, must or ought to be reacting to the lockdown and these unprecedented times. My normal isn’t your normal - yours isn’t mine.It isn’t today, never was, and will never be.What was my normal has changed, will change […]

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November 26, 2020
7 keys to having a flourishing team

My webinar for People Centred Excellence used how to have a flourishing garden as a metaphor for how to have a flourishing team. At the time we'd not been in lockdown that long and so the first key was a reminder that just because people have been resilient in the past doesn't mean they will […]

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October 2, 2020
Disrupting habitual thinking

In a disrupting habitual thinking session for the Scottish institute for business leaders session we explored the mindset that support you achieving your goals and those that block that progress. I positioned it in terms of: Zigs that inhibit growth Zags that accelerate growth The suggested zigs for discussion included: The suggested zags included: The […]

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September 9, 2020
It's like talking to a brick wall

Post from the 2017 archives. You have to be careful what you say in front me - especially if you're describing a situation you're wanting more insight on, or wondering what to do next about. I have a belief, that the words we use to describe challenges we're facing also contain the solution. You might […]

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