The Road to Fulfilment

The road to fulfilment is incredibly alluring. Yet it is paved with obstacles, failures, sufferings and all manner of challenges. So it’s no surprise that many people decide – consciously or not – to avoid that path. To them, the problems, hassles and heartache are...

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The Cocaine Dealers on Your Career Journey

A fair bit of my coaching and mentoring work is with people in operations and product management functions. And irrespective of the objective of my engagement, the issue of self-leadership often emerges at some point. Yet self-leadership doesn’t just apply to product...

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A Little Medley for Your Psyche

Dreams don’t build castles and castles don’t build themselves. But it’s the dream of the castle that inspires and spurs you to start building. What’s your career dream, and what does your ‘castle’ look like in your dream?” (Like, Comment or Share on LinkedIn, Twitter...

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How to Fix Inefficient Processes

My shock and disbelief must have shown on my face. Paul burst into laughter as he stood beside me while I read the e-mail. I re-read it a couple of times to confirm that I hadn’t misread it. But I hadn’t. The instructions were quite clear and succinct: “Hi Paul, you...

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Bad Times for Business, Good Time for Change

I had a meeting recently with two executives of a division of a large multinational business, which we’ll refer to here as Acme plc. We were discussing a change programme they intend to push through their supply chain and purchasing operations, and how I might support...

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