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Start with fire

April 6, 2016
When selling fire extinguishers, start with fire, advises an old adage. Yet I often see charismatic leaders who the minute…
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Be still my analogue heart!

February 16, 2016
My godmother was in hospital a few years ago having her right knee reconstructed. On operation day, the surgeon came in…
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What is the opposite of courage?

January 27, 2016
When Paul McCartney was in school, he was told he should give up music and get a ‘safe job’ in…
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Defying The F-Word

December 7, 2015
The hermit crab lives in a salvaged empty shell. As it continues to grow, this shell eventually starts to pinch.…
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How to do a Warren Buffett

November 16, 2015
When Warren Buffet was asked at a conference how he got smarter, he simply held up a stack of papers…
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Strategically Expanding Your Mind

November 9, 2015
In the film The Book Thief a young girl named Liesel finds solace through literature amidst the horrors of World…
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If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

November 2, 2015
I am so over passion, aren’t you? Lately the term “passion” feels like just another buzzword tossed around to sell…
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How to use private discourse to surprise and delight your audience

October 12, 2015
I was recently talking to the CEO of a large, global professional services company that had run a massive event…
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Three Must Know Life – Changing Global Work Trends

October 5, 2015
I’ve just spent September criss-crossing the globe, working with leaders, entrepreneurs and educators in the UK, Canada and USA. Is…
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Small doors open into large rooms

September 28, 2015
The 1999 movie, The Hurricane, was based on the true story of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter. Carter, a talented American/Canadian boxer, was twice controversially convicted of – and…
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Message mastery creates shift

September 14, 2015
Young men between 18 and 21 are at the highest risk in terms of road fatalities. But how do you…
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Rule number 6

August 31, 2015
Two prime ministers are having an important private meeting. Suddenly, the door is flung open and an official, in great…