Why there should be an “I” in TEAM.

I’ve been thinking about this whole concept of sacrificing the self for the team for a couple of days, and then the article below landed in my inbox this morning. For years team building practitioners and leaders have been proclaiming that there should be no “I” in TEAM. I think it’s a concept that’s fundamentally flawed and the breeding place for conflict and discontent. Basic psychology is clear on this…...

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Dealing with Jet Lag

Despite the increase in availability and ease of electronic communication, more and more business leaders and managers are travelling to events around the globe. I’ve been an international speaker for over 15 years, and I’ve discovered that there are some things that business people and sports people – even tourists – can do to avoid Jet lag and poor performance caused by extensive air travel. Here are a couple of...

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What’s the best way to change career or direction at work?

We’re working in a world where loyalty is what you get from a dog, and career certainty or job security is all but eroded. There are also so many more career choices “out there” that it is quite foreseeable that you will get bored in your job and decide to change career at some point. I don’t wish to over-simplify this – because it is not easy, although it can be exciting – but I think I can simplify it to 4...

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Clear minds allow clearer thinking.

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” Ray Knight The most important gift you can give yourself is a clear mind… In order to perform well, stay on single track, stay upright in washing surf, you need to focus and concentrate. You can’t do this if your mind is cluttered. Mind clutter makes concentration difficult and your little inner voice is so powerful it can “talk”...

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Why your business is affected by doctor’s waiting room decor from the 70’s and air travellers are ratty.

Last week I was waiting to check in at the airport and was confounded by the rudeness of fellow travellers toward the airline after a delay. This morning, while having a meeting at a coffee-shop at an upmarket mall, I noticed little kids throwing tantrums and being rude towards everyone in their immediate environment. Then I got back to my home-office where I was faced with more short-temperedness because I forgot to buy a new supply of coffee...

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