The Speed of Trust

The Speed of Trust

Trust is essential but we’re not sure how to build it. Fortunately, Stephen M.R. Covey, son of Stephen Covey of Seven Habits fame, wrote a book called The Speed of Trust. In the book Covey makes the business case for trust. He illustrates over and over that high...

What Riches Do You Seek?

What Riches Do You Seek?

Many a quest starts with the protagonist seeking their fortune. They come from some lowly or forgotten place which holds few to no opportunities. Their desire is to set off from this little place to find something bigger, better and richer. Sounds like me! I grew up...

Be Wise – Admit You’re Ignorant

Be Wise – Admit You’re Ignorant

In the movie Pink Panther Strikes Again Inspector Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers, walks into a small, slightly run down but quaint hotel foyer. After checking in he spies a cute little dog and turns to the concierge behind the reception desk asking in his terrible...

Stories of Resilience

Stories of Resilience

A controversial political figure in the early part of the 21st Century, Elizabeth Edwards wrote a book called Resilience. Controversial because the image she portrayed in her books and in the public arena of a brave woman supporting her husband’s presidential...

Collaboration: Another Buzz Word?

Collaboration: Another Buzz Word?

Have you ever played business jargon bingo? You know, sat in a business meeting and mentally ticked off several of the latest business buzz words as they are sprouted forth? These are words like ‘synergy’, ‘best practice’, ‘game changer’ and, ‘paradigm shift’. They...

Politics At Play Everywere

Politics At Play Everywere

If you are not a political animal you either ignore or are unaware of the politics happening around you, and in your business and industry. If you are politically savvy you have got the lay of the land, who’s who in the zoo and have assessed where your best bets and...

A Leader in Times of Crisis

A Leader in Times of Crisis

Our world is teetering on the brink of a crisis, or maybe the crisis is in full swing, depending on where you are sitting. With uncertainty and change all around I was searching for words of encouragement from someone leading the way forward in a positive and...