Tag Archives: Change

You’ve Changed!

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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Tweet It’s said like an insult… “You’ve changed!” Perhaps you were in a conversation with a lifelong friend or a family member. Something you did or said wasn’t quite what you always used to do or say. And then out it comes, with a hint of disgust… “You’ve changed!” Here’s the problem: if you want […]

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Have You Capped Your Potential?

Have You Capped Your Potential?

Posted on 10. Feb, 2011 by .

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Tweet There’s an unusual looking building I often walk past in New York at 11 Madison Avenue. Today it is home to Credit Suisse’s World Headquarters. Back in 1909 the Met Life Tower on the site was the tallest building in the world. In the decades that followed, the enormous base of what was to […]

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Distracted By Defining Moments

Distracted By Defining Moments

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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Tweet I’m concerned that our modern obsession with “defining moments” in life is distracting us from the real business of building our future. Don’t get me wrong- there’s no doubt that each of us experiences major events, both good and bad, that have a profound impact on who we are. It could be conquering a […]

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Green Light Policy

Green Light Policy

Posted on 14. Sep, 2010 by .

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Tweet Most teams have their default setting set to “wait”. If you see an opportunity, write a plan, submit it to the right people, chase it up, wait for a decision to be handed down. Wait. If there’s a problem, tell the right person about it or ask what you’re allowed to do about it. […]

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I Left My Keys Behind

I Left My Keys Behind

Posted on 27. Jul, 2010 by .

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Tweet When I was getting ready to move from Sydney to New York recently I discovered a collection of keys in my desk drawer. At some point in time I had used these keys. I vaguely remembered some of them from houses or cars I had long since left behind. Others were a complete mystery […]

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Label Maker

Label Maker

Posted on 25. May, 2010 by .

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Tweet The label maker is a versatile device. Saviour of kids’ belongings that would otherwise disappear at school. Stalwart of office filing systems. It can categorise, declare ownership, explain purpose, give instructions for use, even declare value. The label is a powerful thing. But I’ve noticed that labels switch from helpful to harmful when we […]

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