Tag Archives: Personal Development

The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by .

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Tweet In ancient Rome a centurion could command those who were not Roman citizens to carry their equipment for a mile. Generally the conquered citizens resented the forced labour, but first century Christians began a tradition of “going the extra mile”. Not only would they do what they were required by law to do… but […]

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Affirmation Addicts

Affirmation Addicts

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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Tweet Over breakfast recently I was discussing the journey of leadership with a new friend when he described himself as a “Recovering Affirmation Addict”. Just quietly, so am I. Reflecting on my own past as a world-class people pleaser, it was clear to both of us that we had not become truly effective as leaders […]

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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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Front Foot Favouritism

Front Foot Favouritism

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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Tweet I’m not a gifted sportsman, in fact even ‘competent’ is a stretch most of the time. But one sport I picked up quickly was snowboarding. There’s something exhilarating about hurtling down the side of a mountain strapped to a snowboard with trees and rocks all around you that heightens the senses and reminds you […]

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You Lost Me At Hello

You Lost Me At Hello

Posted on 23. Aug, 2009 by .

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Tweet I flew into New York City for the first time last week and was stunned by the impact that city can make on you, even from the sky. I was in awe, taking photo after photo. Our week there only confirmed that first impression. But I thought about articles I’ve read lately on ‘making […]

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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Posted on 02. Jun, 2009 by .

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Tweet I was talking with one of the senior team at Gloria Jeans Coffees last week and she made a memorable statement as we discussed the different ways leaders can view the challenges facing their teams. Sadly it’s something many organisations don’t seem to understand- “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. I couldn’t agree more. Now, […]

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Braking or Breakthrough

Braking or Breakthrough

Posted on 18. May, 2009 by .

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Tweet I learned to drive in an automatic V8 Holden in the early 90’s, it was a powerful and thirsty beast with a novice at the helm. One day as I was driving with my Dad I approached an intersection and at the last moment the light turned orange. I should have kept going, but […]

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