Managing Our Personal Energy In 2022

Our current global circumstances make it very difficult to predict what the year ahead may be like in any way.  We don’t know what business trends will look like.  We don’t know whether children will stay in school or school online.  We don’t know what travel will look like, or when we’ll share time with…

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Owning & Addressing 2022

Normally, the start of a new year is heralded with renewed verve, new goals and a new drive towards higher levels than those achieved the previous year.  The question “where to from here” is posed to people rearing to go and requiring only to be pointed in the direction of what needs slaying. Whilst we have…

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2022 – We’ve Trained for This!

A new year is a new opportunity.  A clean slate if you will.  A new beginning with an expanse of unknown consequences and adventure lying ahead of us to do with what we will. It’s not that what was there before has disappeared and no longer requires dealing with, or that we magically can see any…

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BE The Invitation To Something Different

In July of 2018, three days before our last Zimbabwean elections, I wrote an article entitled “Are You A Leader, Or Are You Just Taking A Walk?” which spoke to what it takes to get people to follow you through a journey towards a destination – be that at home or at work, on a…

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How Stress Makes Us Stupid

Over the past few years, I’ve become more and more of an advocate for decent strategic planning in the lead up to the December break and the flip over of the calendar to the next year.  Strategic planning that allows us to consider, download and offload the year we’ve had – processing the lessons, assessing…

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Advice From the Cockpit

I received a pep-talk from a friend of mine this last week as I’d admitted to being in a moment of overwhelm.  It’s always encouraging to receive a slap on the back when you need one, and feeling that you’re part of a broader community of people ready to support you is invaluable.  I’ve learned…

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Leadership Is About Change, Not Status Quo

The expression “the only constant is change” has never been more relevant than in the past 18 months.  Neither has the expression “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.  How is it possible that the two can be true at the same time?  Perhaps it is the nature of change and how…

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Maintaining Control of November

We are mid-November, caught between finishing what we need to accomplish and account for this year, and preparing for the new year coming. As time available seems to shorten, and calendars fill up with impossible amounts of residual tasks, our heads can start to feel full and pressurised.  Board meetings, end of term and end of…

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November – Assess. Simplify. Focus.

With the new year almost visible on the horizon, time has already started to speed up as this year brings itself to a close.  2022 still seems a little futuristic to me, and yet here we are considering it.  Rather than allowing ourselves to be carried away by the speed of the closing year and…

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