Are You a Dinosaur or a Mouse?

I was watching a documentary the other day about the demise of the dinosaurs. What was fascinating was that before the 6 mile wide asteroid hit what is now the Gulf of Mexico all those millions of years ago, dinosaurs dominated the earth. Dinosaur fossils have been found in vast numbers on every continent and…

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In Praise of Thinking

Thinking is definitely underrated in many organizations. What do I mean by “thinking”?   Thinking can mean coming up with ideas,  considering solutions to problems, strategizing, planning, reflecting and so much more.  When people are “thinking”, they are often sitting quietly gazing out the window.   This is often perceived as “day dreaming” or “slacking off”, so…

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Purpose and Meaning In The Workplace

How many people do you know who complain about some aspect of their job?  Most of us need to work to keep a roof over our head and feed our families.  But that’s not all work should be about. Anita Roddick, the now deceased founder of The Body Shop, said “Work should be the incubator…

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Values

Its really interesting when you ask people what their values are. Mostly the responses are predictable – family, honesty, integrity… all the usual suspects. The thing is, are these really your values? Or are they simply the values you think you ought to have? Or worse, the values you think other people want to think…

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A Great Story on Leadership

Here’s a great story about leadership: Rafting By good fortune, I was able to raft down the Motu River in New Zealand twice during the last year. The magnificent four-day journey traverses one of the last wilderness areas in the North Island. The first expedition was led by “Buzz”, an American guide with a great…

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Who Was The Leader?

So did you enjoy our little story on leadership? Did it make you think? Here’s what I think … and please feel free to disagree with me: The first guy, Buzz was not a leader. He was a commander, a manager or a boss. He took charge and told people what to do and people did…

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Stress is the Manifestation of the Inability to Adapt To Change

Guest post By Jack Black  Success, Tips, Tools and Techniques I heard this statement the other day and it got me wondering about the real importance of MindStore and my original motivation that led me into this work and way of life. If you remember it came about through three people dying suddenly and later my own collapse in…

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Success Tips – Could This Be You?

Could This be You? Guest Post By Jack Black Yesterday I met a highly successful entrepreneur who lives in and runs his business from London. He explained to me that he did MindStore for the first time while still in his teens. He really excited me when he described how the course gave him access to…

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Why You Can’t – Problem Solving Strategies That Work

Problem Solving Strategies Have you ever wondered why problem solving is sometimes so hard? In this world where positive thinking rules, its a bit depressing how all the positive thinking in the world does not always solve the very real problems we face. It might make us feel better, and that’s a great start, but…

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Why Are Values Important?

It’s a question we get asked so often and the answer is really simple. Having clarity about what your values are and why they are important to you makes decision making easier, makes you stronger and most importantly it lets people know that you have integrity and consistency. In today’s uncertain world, knowing that someone stands…

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Leadership Lessons from a Canadian Hero

On October 22, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada, a man walked up to the Canadian War Memorial and shot dead an unarmed soldier on ceremonial sentry duty. The killer then ran into a parliament building while Members of Parliament were attending caucuses. The Prime Minister of Canada was in the building at the time. The gunman…

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Stay In Your Comfort Zone!

Stay in your Comfort Zone One of the most helpful things you can learn when you are pushing forward with powerful goals is how to recognise where you are in that area between learning and consolidating that we call the comfort zone.   If you can learn to surf that wave, you maximise the speed of your…

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