Making a difference beyond the odds

I heard this story today from a friend. The story takes place on a beach where thousands of starfish have been washed up. The tied is going out, and the sun is coming up. A young girl is bending down and picking up a starfish, one at a time, and throwing them into the sea. […]

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I’m fine… really?

Feeling Fine - really?

How many people have you spoken to today? How many of these people replied “I’m fine” when asked how they were? Perhaps this response could be a bit of positive psychology taken a bit too far. A friend made me chuckle last year when he explained to me what I had just said. He suggested […]

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Do I have the time for this?

Do I have time for this?

Leaders and managers are busy people, under enormous pressure to perform. Yet in their paper “Beware the Busy Manager”, Harvard Business Review, February 2002, Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal ask the challenging question “Are the least effective executives the ones who look like they are doing the most?” By common consent everyone has sixty seconds […]

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