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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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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Game over, only in sport

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

In any game there is a beginning, middle and end. It might be a finish line, time up or points based.  The game has resulted in winner and a loser. Not so for business. The game continues. The rules change as we play and there is no winner or loser. There is a perpetual nature […]

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You have a temperature

Posted on 14. Feb, 2014 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leaders toolbox, Leadership

We all have a unique temperature. We cannot function optimally when we’re  too cold, too hot or feeling stuffy. Our climate and environment affects our comfort, creativity and productivity. Nature is probably our best teacher. Every species has its space and place….and climate. Dessert or forest, in the air or in water, we all thrive […]

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If you want to share, fill your jug

Posted on 19. Jan, 2014 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leaders toolbox, Leadership

During each day, leaders  give out lots of energy. Imagine a jug of iced tea and a few glasses on the table. The jug is full and the glasses empty. Throughout the day, leaders pour  out different amounts of energy (iced tea) as and when the need arises. At the end of each day the […]

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