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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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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Who wins the race, IQ or EQ?

Posted on 25. Jan, 2014 by in Constructive living, Leadership

In predicting leadership performance the relationship between IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional quotient) always comes up. I enjoy the lovely analogy that IQ is similar to the size and quality of the “engine” in our heads; how strong and fast it is and how high it can rev. Our EQ is similar to how […]

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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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Small is also a size

Posted on 12. Jan, 2014 by in Balance, Constructive living

The recent festive season with its multitude of small and big gifts reminded me of a roommate’s story. Jan always longed for a Mont Blanc pen. After an excellent business month he went to buy himself his celebration gift. After a thorough selection process (he’s a bit of a pain on detail) he asked for […]

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