Hens and kittens

There are a couple of ways to look at this. Cats eat chickens. If they are kittens they will grow up to eat chickens soon enough. The only missing ingredient is time. No training, schooling or Tedtalks required to teach cats to behave like cats. It’s in their nature. Conversely, it’s also in the nature […]

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Asking for help

We all have different tolerances for seeking out help. Like the age-old stereotype of men refusing to ask for directions. Generally, we try to avoid it altogether. Noone likes admitting incompetence. The ease of access to information aggravates this to some extent. Now, I never have to ask for help (or so I think) I […]

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Authenticity

It’s a key ingredient in trust. The alignment of our actions with our words. Authenticity though goes deeper still. It requires the alignment of our words and our intentions. We easily proclaim our intensions as that which we expect the listener is hoping to hear. We adjust our approaches to facilitate the achievement of a […]

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Speaking from inexperience

No-one likes sounding stupid. We would never communicate something that we knew to be incorrect or biased. The reality is that I cannot be informed about everything.  When I am young and inexperienced, I have opinions about everything, untainted by the world and reality.  When I am more experienced it will be so within defined […]

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Partnership

When we get it right we extend our reach, amplify our impact, and push the boundaries of the possible. Sadly, we mess it up far more frequently. Partnership is meant to unlock synergies and expand our perspectives. This requires interdependence. Success rates increase when we honour a few fundamental principles: Mutuality. Both parties derive benefit. […]

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