Shining Eyes, the Dalai Lama and on Finding your Bliss

All we actually want is bliss.  All we really need to be doing is finding our bliss so that we can help others to find theirs. That’s it.  This is the meaning of life.  This is the meaning of career satisfaction and this is the point of measurement of a successful business. The definition of bliss...
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Ditch the Burnout, Go Back to your Core

Start from Yourself and Work Outward I’d started my early career as a sports coach and knew how to get people into the winners’ circle. I’d trained and developed corporate people for over 20 years. I had worked in some of the best professional education centres in the world. I’d moved people from the status quo to...
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Pain, Momentum, Navy Seals and Top Gun

  Say Yes and Push Through For those who have been following me for a while now, you would be familiar with the 80% wall concept. That on a career continuum we parallel the experiences of elite athletes. We hit a wall, it hurts and very few of us break through that wall to run that final...
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sherlock Humility – an essential ingredient for modern leaders As I continue to go out into the world and discuss the essential capabilities that modern leaders must have if they and their organisations expect to be successful in the 21st century and as I continue to discuss the traps...
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Why Harry Potter is the Answer to What’s Wrong at Work

‘Of course it is happening inside your head – but why on earth should that mean it is not real’? – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling

Oprah Winfrey once commented that the greatest thing Harry Potter has given the world is the freedom to use our imaginations. Very few people, whether...
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Fixing What’s Wrong with Business Education

The World is our Classroom

  If we are serious about fixing business education so that it better supports the modern world of work and the modern leader, here is where I would start. Actually there are many issues I could address but I will narrow my comments to three issues within the field of...
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