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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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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To go, let go

Posted on 30. Jan, 2014 by in Constructive living, Leadership

The ability to change is a cornerstone in a leader’s life. As Tarzan swings through the forest on a vine, he searches for the next vine that will take his weight and propel him to his destination. To maintain momentum, he firmly grips the next vine and then let’s go of the first one. If […]

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