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Tag: Leadership and management

Centring – (Six Sentence Story #168)

Tense muscles, sweating palms A racing heart beat? Symptoms of stress related anxiety Stoking dubiety In your competence. -o0o- Choose instead to focus On the energy. It flows with vigorous […]

Discovery – (Tanka Tuesday #231)

Try every which way; Be forever curious; Leave no stone unturned – You’ll never know what you’ll find, In your search for a breakthrough. (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka […]

Just One Step – (Tanka Tuesday#225)

When fear saps your zest, And you feel, oh so hopeless; No longer alive – Go take a step; just one step, Because action will best angst. (Tanka) Poem prompted […]

Pawn – (Six Sentence Story #157)

The soul of the Chess board, The unwitting Pawns Unique arrangement will prevail or call quits. In this battle of wits … Overlook them not. -o0o- Unpredictable are Both Bishops […]

Ode to the Sunflower – (Tanka Tuesday#223)

Tilting face, Smiling at the sun, Growing strong, Standing tall, Producing sumptuous seeds – You lift our spirits. (Shadorma) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge. This weeks theme “Pick […]

Contemplation – (Tanka Tuesday#221)

Take a look around If you ever feel hopeless No need to go far Bliss is there to discover On mindful contemplation (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge […]

Driving Home – (Tanka Tuesday#220)

For utmost impact Make sure you’re exact, Keep words both simple and clear. To drive a point home In full monochrome; You need to be ‘quite’ austere. -o0o- A spelling […]

Top Gear – (Six Sentence Story #153)

Tis comfortable to be in cruise control, But do take note of complacency creep. Keep a keen look out for that darn pothole, That’ll swallow you in a micro-sleep. -o0o- […]

Frustration – (Six Sentence Story)

Let go of your fury In dignified fashion. The flip side of passion Is frustration. -o0o- When you’re just plain angry, Unbalanced, off kilter; Remember to filter Your responses. -o0o- […]

Facing the Future with Caroline Brewer

“It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it!”  In the last nine months, our sense of leadership, motivation and resilience has been tested to the limit.  In this podcast […]

On Contempt – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday. Cortisol shot day. Click through […]

Be Nice – Ch#52 (Just one thing)

Give thanks, If you’re lucky, Don’t believe your own hype. Be serious, not solemn, and … Be nice. (Cinquain) Photo by Anastasiya Gepp from Pexels Chapter 52 – Summary from the Wisdom of […]

Stay Focussed – Ch#47 (Just one thing)

Drive hard  and fast, focus and pray To find the thing you must support, With purpose, passion and purport. Then you’ll be delighted to stay Despite all the fracas and […]

Advice? – Ch#46 (Just one thing)

Before you pass on your best advice, Step in the shoes of the other, Know what their ambition is, And from where they have come, What are they wrestling? When […]

On the Edge Ch#45 – (Just one thing)

Chose your route and then commit, Prepare, plan, prepare some more, One wrong move and you’ll be dead, No second chance, here. (Dodoitsu) Photo by Rodrigo from Pexels Chapter 45 – Summary from […]

Empower – Ch#41 (Just one thing)

Women Shyly, self-conscious Accommodating, apologising, defining … “Women of the World” Celebrating, thriving, appreciating … Boldly, self-confident, Women (Diamante) Chapter 40 – Summary from the Wisdom of Jude Kelly The […]

Hope – Ch#27 (Just one thing)

Give everyone hope – Plus the means to catch the fish  To feed themselves with. (Haiku) Chapter 27 – Summary from the Wisdom of Alexander McLean The Post has been […]

Rigor – Ch#26 (Just one thing)

Don’t ever be late, Avoid all hippy, dippy dicks; Discipline is king. Be polite to waiters and – Make the most of lucky breaks (Tanka) Photo by Malidate Van from Pexels Chapter 26 […]

Into the WIND (Ch#5 Just one thing)

What the hell is work-life balance? It’s like ‘peeing’ into the wind, Such nonsense, so it should be binned, Instead, make the most of your talents, Robustly, building, valiance,   […]

Outsourcing the Way Forward

As a business owners, incorporated or not, in the early growth years we wear many hats, in addition to the technical one that brings the money in and pays the […]

The Passion That Drives Us

Many (many) years ago when I was about 10 or so, my friends and I had a space ship.  We built it from scaffolding poles, planks of wood, space hoppers […]

Personal Challenges in Business

Exactly a month ago I was in Poland on a ski lift looking down at myriad black dots on the mountain side.  Some were zipping down skillfully negotiating the smaller […]

Flawed Boards or Sounding Boards

The credit crunch crisis … Should the directors of the banking institutions have seen it coming?  Of course they should!  Questioning and recording the question is the right and a […]

What if????

I love these two little words that offer the white space to explore.  When you are faced with a dilemma that you can’t resolve in your head, the big what […]