Executing Big Visions

The tension created by visionary ideas is very large. The gap between current reality and aspirations is so wide that it soon leads to incapacity or hasty, uncoordinated activity. Big visions must be broken down. We need to dissipate the tension into manageable chunks. This creates an objective that seems achievable and therefore drives us […]

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The second question.

The first question is ‘why’. It establishes purpose. The answer proclaims the driving force, the potential impact, the validity and value system. It’s critical. We cannot properly evaluate or discern until purpose is clarified. The second question matters just as much. It aims to define. It provides scope, unlocks understanding. It fills the gap between […]

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In the final analysis.

The hand was dealt. The cards were played. The project was completed. The cookie has crumbled. What do we discover? The final analysis offers the opportunity for reflection. It presents a chance to grow, learn, evolve and transcend. It requires a dissection of the preparation, the experience and the outcome. We analyse our original assumptions […]

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Business Plyometrics

Explosive power. The ability to exert maximum force in a short time interval. Plyometrics conditions our muscles for maximum output in a quick burst. The goal here is responsiveness. Having power on tap is useful in sports and activities that are unpredictable, non-repeatable or short. Basketball or downhill skiing are great examples. Business is faced […]

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Changing a light bulb

Being pregnant for four months instead of nine does not rate you higher on your performance scorecard. You do not exceed expectations because you do something faster than it’s supposed to take. Similarly, 9 women cannot deliver a baby in a month by sharing the load. Some things take time. Tinkering with the efficiency or […]

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