Tag Archives: progress

How do you know if you’re good enough?

Occasionally when reading, I don’t entirely agree with the author. Seth Godin wrote ‘Good enough stopped being good enough a long time ago so why not be great?’: Jim Collins wrote ‘Good is the enemy of great.’ I understand what they … Continue reading

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Are you being good or getting better?

‘I hate making mistakes,’ sighed my client – let’s call him Mike – when he arrived at our session. ‘I’m a right-first-time kind of person and this is doing my head in.’ Mike’s recently taken on a new role and … Continue reading

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What do you do when you’re not sure what you want to do?

I’ve lost count of how many times clients have said to me ‘I know I want something different but I just don’t know what it is.’ Whilst I’m an advocate of planning and goal-setting, I also know that things aren’t … Continue reading

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Four questions to solve a problem

Whether you’re a manager, a parent, a spouse, a friend or a colleague, at some point someone has come up to you and asked you to help them sort out a problem. Imagine a colleague says to you ‘I really … Continue reading

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Minute by minute, step by step – how continuous small improvements can lead to big change

Back in the 1950s, an American scholar called Dr Edward Deming was invited to Japan to assist in the rebuilding of industry. Key to his teaching was one question which he said needed to be asked each day: What extremely … Continue reading

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Not burnt out but browned out?

We’ve all experienced a power blackout when everything shuts down and we need to get out the camp stove to make a cuppa. Have you ever noticed a ‘brownout’? That’s when the lights flicker and maybe some of your electrical … Continue reading

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What do you do when you need to let go?

Having worked through my 20:18 exercise, one of my newsletter subscribers emailed me: ‘… I’ve found it really useful to look back on last year and draft a plan for this year. The issue is that I keep finding myself … Continue reading

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