The majority of these articles are written by me about teamwork, communication, leadership and cohesion.
Occasionally, I find something written by someone else that resonates so loudly, I'll share it here too - you'll find it with credit to the author. If you'd like to have my weekly article delivered straight to your inbox, please join our Leading Edge Community below.
Last week, we spoke about the simple concept that governs every interaction we have with another person, The Concept of Fair Exchange. Understanding this concept is the key to whether our relationships grow and advance, or decline and fall away. It’s the key to whether we are energised or exhausted by such simple things as driving…Read More
Reaching and maintaining balance with others. There is very little we do that doesn’t require us to interact with other people. From our family living arrangements to driving to work, to negotiating shareholder agreements, there is one principle that governs whether these exchanges go well or not. It’s worth refreshing our understanding and examination of…Read More
As human beings, we can be a little sensitive to challenge. Challenge instantly requires us to defend or change our stance which is something we handle with varying degrees of grace. To handle challenge with grace requires flexibility that comes with such multifaceted assets as self-worth, confidence, wisdom and humility. Acquiring and actively using these…Read More
Being a fully effective team member requires that we find ways to contribute our whole selves to the betterment of our team. This means contributing not just our qualifications but our life experience, our strengths and our viewpoints. These are the soft skills we bring that allow us to operate our qualifications in a meaningful…Read More
My Mother always told me that the greatest gifts you can give your children are roots and wings – roots to remind you where you’re from and wings to show you what you can become. I believe these are the keys to unlocking what makes each of us unique and delivering what we have to…Read More
It’s a question we ask each other in greeting, and one that we regularly throw out various programmed responses to. “Fine, thanks, and how are you?”, we bat in return; “I’m great, thank you, and you?”, we bubble. But the question is more than a greeting – it’s checking in. The essence of it is…Read More
One of the biggest requirements of moving forward effectively is our ability to manage change. Managing change isn’t something most of us do well without first acquiring and practising the skills to do so on a regular basis. Managing change requires active decision-making, which involves risk – exactly what our human brains are programmed to…Read More
For a team of people to succeed at anything together, they must have common goals and a common value system. This is true whether they are a family, a sports team, or a business team. Common goals and a common value system provide the direction and drive for getting somewhere, and without them, we go…Read More
The dictionary defines “Legacy” as a gift or bequest that is handed down, endowed, or conveyed from one person to another. Today, we acknowledge that legacy is still very much about the seeds you plant for the next generation to continue to grow, but we associate legacy as much with unique learning, contribution, values, and…Read More
One of the most valuable mindsets that aviation trains for is known as maintaining The Big Picture. This means maintaining full perspective on everything that’s happening around us, how it fits together, and how all the moving parts may affect each other and our progress. This situational awareness comes from cultivating an overlap of knowledge…Read More