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Biz Tip: Start a Business or a Project?

By | April 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today I spoke with two people about starting a business, these are conversations I have more and more often these days. I've learned a few things along the way and want people to benefit from this beyond those who attend my classes and workshops. Here's a tip that seemed to get some traction in my conversations today. You have an idea, you want to see if it will fly, if it is viable, if it resonates with your target market. Traditional thinking would have us starting an entire business around it and setting up all sorts of structures to [...]

Highlights from the Working Smarter Summit so far…

By | February 22nd, 2017|Productivity, Self-Awareness, Small Business, Uncategorized|

Last night I watched 4 interviews with world class productivity experts, hosted by David Burkus as part of his Work Smarter Summit. The main thing I got from these thought leaders was not what I expected, that to be more productive, it helps to slow down. To think, to contemplate and consider and even question what we're doing instead of jumping into action. Dan Ariely on Motivation  We waste so much effort when we’re not motivated and when we’re happier we’re more productive. It helps to be aware of how much time we spend on things that don’t make [...]

We use our Capacity to Know Beyond our Intellect

By | August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 12 I imagine a world in which we use our capacity to know beyond our intellect So that... We incorporate our intuition, emotional intelligence and somatic wisdom into how we know what we know. Humans make wise decisions based on integrating all these ways of knowing. We develop our capacity to cultivate collective intelligence. Today we prize our brain as the ultimate source of knowing what we know. Recent research has shown that our hearts and abdomen have neural networks that ultimately constitute a second and third ‘brain’. We have been taught to distrust our emotions and even ‘emotional intelligence’ theory focuses on the [...]

Top Three Mistakes People Managers Make

By | April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Becoming a manager or taking on any new role, we do the best we can with what we have. Even though we believe we can do the job, there are going to be challenges. Being responsible for a group of people can be daunting at times. There are going to be personality clashes, some of your team members may have been in the job longer than you, they may have applied for your job and didn’t get it. There are all manner of nuances and subtleties that we often aren’t aware of until we do something that feels like stepping on a [...]

Manifesto

By | March 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

When I think about how the world is today, all the strife, the pain, distrust among us... The powers that be seem unable to make a difference. Attempts to address the problems seem absent. It's easy to feel sad, and even despair. I imagine a different world is possible. Business could occupy a very different space in society. There are lots of stereotypes about business and generalising about what it stands for. Currently, people don’t think of business as a place to get impartial advice or help. It’s seen as serving its own interests and willing to screw people [...]

Facilitating Work Futures

By | September 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Facilitating work futures

Five Learnings and a Reflection from the Future of Work Conference 2014

By | April 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Five Learnings and a Reflection