If I lived in the US, I feel sure I’d be applying to work for Blake Mycoskie. Watch this 4 minute film to hear his views on leadership, vision, and working together.
I’ve been asked to re-share my Monday Morning 10 Minute Challenge cards, this time together in one post. So, here they are. Print them off, cut them out and use them for yourself, or for your team, over the next 10 Mondays, and then reflect on how far you/they have come/what’s changed. Enjoy.
I hear a lot about stretch and challenge in the workplace – I even contribute to some conversations where people are trying to progress, to move from A to B on a journey of self-awareness or leadership development. But it struck me the other day that it’s sometimes ok to stay where you are –… Read More Especially 12 years . . .
“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.” (Anthony J D’Angelo, The College Blue Book) Military historian Sir Antony Beevor failed his history A-level. MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield did not pass his 11-plus. Oprah Winfrey was publicly fired from her first… Read More Learning to succeed . . .
Derek Lamden tells The Guardian how as a child he acted in several West End productions, made a film as a teenager and was excited to see a poster for it up in neon lights at Piccadilly Circus, became the face of Cup-a-Soup Beef & Tomato, and featured in commercials for the Milk Marketing Board (standing on the wings… Read More Happy days …
I chose to update my laptop. Great idea. Why I chose to do it in the middle of struggling to write something that was very important to me, I’m not sure. The fancy took me and I struck. And I immediately regretted the decision as I slumped, crestfallen, having seen the message telling me that the update… Read More Time spent . . .
Nottinghamshire Police Officers recently saved the life of a man who had fallen into the River Trent. Speaking after the incident, one of the rescuers, PC James Patterson, said that it was “one of those rare moments where you actually look in the mirror and think ‘well done you’”. I’ll say it was! How wonderful… Read More Here, here …
Watching the BBC’s Who do you think you are, I was taken with a statement the episode’s subject, Sir Ian McKellen made about some of the people he discovered in his search: “They’ve done talented things. And part of the world, not loners.” That thought. That we contribute to the world by not being a… Read More Making your contribution . . .
Why we should never make important decisions on an empty stomach … https://www.newscientist.com/article/2119406-being-hangry-exists-why-a-lack-of-food-can-change-your-mood/