My Garmin my coach

Posted on 13. Jun, 2014 by in Coaching, Constructive living, Leaders toolbox

When I’m moving, my Garmin is always on. It is uncanny how it also helps me with my Goal setting and personal coaching. To start, it needs some energy and somewhere to Go….exactly. It then determines precisely where I am, speed bumps and all. I can choose a pre-set Goal or destination or look for […]

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We all add value

Posted on 24. Mar, 2014 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leadership

A Chinese water bearer had two large pots, suspended at either end of a yoke or pole borne on his shoulders. One pot was perfect. The other had a crack in it. So after walking from the nearby stream to the cottage, the water bearer had one full pot and a half-empty pot. The perfect […]

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Feed the Eagles

Posted on 08. Mar, 2014 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leadership

A lovely story by Nilofer Merchant. “When I was 20-something … I walked into my boss’s office, the division leader … I told him that I felt like on any given day I was facing a tsunami of things I could pay attention to, and there was no way I could work any harder to […]

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The Trouble Tree

Posted on 08. Mar, 2014 by in Constructive living, Leadership

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tyre made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one-ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony […]

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Conduct your orchestra, make your music

Posted on 02. Mar, 2014 by in Leadership

The orchestra conductor is the leader of a large and diverse group of musicians. The tempo is constantly changing as the sounds from five groups of musical instruments are blended to create different types of music. The conductor, professionally dressed, is visible to the audience. She faces her orchestra, leading them through a series of practiced […]

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Your overdraft needs a deposit

Posted on 16. Feb, 2014 by in Balance, Constructive living

At some stage, most of us have had an overdraft, a mortgage bond or credit card debt. They are extended on security, attract interest and need to be repaid. Relationships, business or personal, are much the same. Sometimes we give and other times we take. When we take more than we give, presto, a relationship […]

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