Connecting the dots…

Category: Coaching

  • Quote of the day

     I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.   —John Cage

  • The devil’s in the detail

    We get so stuck in the details of life, the daily grind, the endless to-do lists, agonising over issues we’re facing at work or home. We’re so close to the rungs of the hamster wheel, we end up counting them endlessly as they cycle by, over and over again. The alarm clock wakes us up…

  • Quote of the day

    The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

  • Quote of the day

    As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. – Proverbs 26:11

  • Quote of the day

    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work,” – Thomas Edison

  • Slide away from me

    There’s a serious evil lurking in our corporates. It’s in our faces all the time. It flaunts itself in front of everyone. It keeps us looking into its eyes, distracting us from the real story going on around us. The slide deck is not your friend. How did it become so pervasive? No longer simply…

  • Quote of the day

    If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better. Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True…

  • Yes I want to change! No, I don’t want to change that!

    Change is a strange thing. We want it, but when we realise what’s required we often rally against it. Take the example of buying your own house. You’ve been renting for years and you know it’s high time to get your own place. The process takes a long time but when all the paperwork and…

  • The goal is the workout

    The western culture is very goal-driven. We create goals for everything. We want to lose weight for summer, so we get a personal trainer and for the next 3 months drag ourselves out of bed to the gym. We get a stringent eating plan developed by a leading dietician and restrict calories. All the pain…

  • Leadership

    Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say “We have done this ourselves.” Lao-Tsu, founder of Daoism