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People vs software

I don’t care how weird that might sound or how vehemently people think of themselves as “hardware,” we essentially are software. And I say this purely from an organisational context. Before I rant further, I would like to allow Dave Winer elaborate on software all the way back from 1995: Software is a process, it’s […]

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Most people can’t handle the truth

One my dear friends, an established speaker and executive coach, posted a note on everyone’s obsessed with shortcuts and life hacks. As you know, it’s my favourite topic, so I riffed a little, sparked a few responses, and have my friend reply back tongue-in-cheek, “telling people to work hard won’t get you speaking gigs.” The […]

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Obscurity is the enemy

Do a quick search of consultants, coaches, and trainers on LinkedIn and you’ll find a staggering number of well intentioned folks listed as founders and CEOs of their companies! And if as an HR professional I was asked for look for an executive coach* for my organisation, who would I choose? It’s a difficult question […]

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Five levels of work

I don’t know about you but I’ve been a fan of Matt Mullenweg for ages now. He doesn’t write often but when he does, it’s thoughtful and makes you think. I received a notification for Matt’s latest post on my WordPress dashboard last month. It was silly of me to not review this sooner (damn […]

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Expect everything, attach to nothing

One of the most worthless piece of advice I’ve ever gotten is this — “lower your expectations.” Or perhaps a variant of “don’t get too attached to your expectations.” I say “worthless” because our expectations is what makes or breaks us. Imagine a life without expectations… I’m waiting… Nothing, right? It’s like a blank page! […]

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Don’t ever get comfortable

The greatest leaders of all time have one thing in common — they never settle for the comfortable or what felt familiar. Why? Because that’s a recipe for mediocrity. Period. Loved this 2018 ad-copy by American Giant that immaculately defines what being comfortable really means to leaders. Comfortable isn’t comfortable Comfortable never got up before […]

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Effective leadership equals doing specific tasks well

As with all things human relations, leadership boils down to mastering the absolute basics as well! Tom Peters recommends the following skills that one must master to be achieve leadership excellence. It’s from his latest book, “Excellence Divided,” that I highly recommend you buy if you’re a student of leadership and excellence. I’ve done my […]

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Don’t reinvent the wheel

The past few weeks I’ve been working on my new mastermind program on Leading in Crises. I’m well through the research, organising, and preparation phase. It’s show time! But for some reason, I was nervous. For two specific reasons: I haven’t ever presented a mastermind workshop amidst a global crises such as this one Despite […]

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A note to middle-managers whose bosses aren’t leading well…

At least that’s how they would like to think. But before I dive any further, I would like to make it clear that I’m neither an expert in “managing-up the hierarchy” nor do I believe there’s such thing as “managing-up.” Why? Because it simply cannot be done. Period. If that disappoints you, I’m sorry, you […]

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The case about business cases

I honestly don’t feel the need to create business cases unless you’re selling a product or service to a potential or existing client. They would need that kind of documentation in addition to references and use cases to be able to sell your brand internally. I, however, would only invest time in building a case […]