Tag Archives: Vision

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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Breaking It Down

Breaking It Down

Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by .

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Tweet I have a love/hate relationship with IKEA. On the one hand they sell exceptionally cost-effective furnishings that can often look good for the price. On the other hand I so often find that the frustration of dealing with their products overshadows the money I save. Take the shelving system I bought last weekend for […]

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What’s The Story?

What’s The Story?

Posted on 24. Aug, 2010 by .

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Tweet Great leaders have long understood the power of stories. A well-told story can achieve what operations manuals, mission statements, KPI’s and staff meetings rarely do. Renowned business author and speaker Tom Peters, in his book Leadership, said “A key – perhaps THE key – to leadership is the effective communication of a story”. That’s […]

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Do You Lead Through Hindsight, Insight or Foresight?

Do You Lead Through Hindsight, Insight or Foresight?

Posted on 03. May, 2009 by .

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Tweet My friend Mark is an Optical Engineer in the Australian Army and amongst other things he calibrates scopes for snipers. You know you’re passionate about leadership when even talking about weapon calibration gets you thinking about leadership principles! One statement he made really stuck with me “Just a 1mm adjustment of a screw slightly […]

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