The Fire Brigade Chief teaches us about leadership

Posted on 26. May, 2013 by in Uncategorized

I drove past our fire station recently, then it struck me. The Fire Chief sets the rules with which we need to protect our properties and lives and those of others. They are not popular and not necessarily easy to follow, but are there to guide and protect us. The Fire Inspector comes and checks that we […]

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A rolling start always beats a static one!

Posted on 25. May, 2013 by in Constructive living, Leadership

And just starting beats not starting at all. Visualise those motor car races where there is a rolling lead car that gets out-of-the-way quickly when the start flag drops. All the cars are moving fast already and then the race begins. Now compare this to the typical static start of a car race. Getting going […]

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AAADS, is pronounced triple A, D, S

Posted on 21. May, 2013 by in Constructive living, Leadership, Re invent

AAADS stands for After Action, Adrenalin, Deficiency Syndrome (my creation and not found in medical journals). You cannot escape it and there is no antidote for it. But, you can ambush it! Life is made up of peaks and valleys, or, a series of sprints and then, a catch your breath time. Building up to […]

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The Tango of the two T’s

Posted on 18. May, 2013 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leadership

The Tango is a most sensuous of dances. Well executed it is amazing to watch. To see the smooth inter action between two parties. You cannot Tango alone. You need to be practised, intertwined, trusting, creative, passionate and above all, in sync. Now for the two T’s. Transactions makes the world work. I have a bit […]

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Every leader has a mother and all mothers are surely leaders

Posted on 12. May, 2013 by in Constructive living, Leadership

Mothers are precious and remarkable. They create, produce and nurture. Mothers protect, train, guide and really care, unconditionally. Mothers can manage, have insight, have 20 20 and peripheral vision and follow their gut. They seek the facts and will hunt you down, or those that mean you harm. They have your back, see your faults, […]

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How best does the rubber hit the road…..management or leadership?

Posted on 10. May, 2013 by in Balance, Leadership

It would have been easy if it was either or that makes the world go round. Alas, it is a bit of both. The following analogy has served me well to describe the difference and synergy between management and leadership. Management to me is like a rear wheel drive car. Rear wheel drive pushes the […]

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