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Live life successfully, one day at a time…

Live life successfully, one day at a time…

None of us know, or can know what is going to happen in the future! No one foresaw the situation we would be in over the last year. Many of us are worried about what will happen? A person embarking on a day’s hike would be foolish to carry enough provisions for...
How much does it cost to join the library?

How much does it cost to join the library?

Many people use the excuse that they don’t have the resources to do what they want to do.  “It’s too expensive,” or “I can’t get access to it,” used to be really good excuses.  But this obscures the real truth: “It’s too much work.” If any other type of business was...
What’s your boss’s ‘shiny table’​?

What’s your boss’s ‘shiny table’​?

A question I’m frequently asked by my clients is, “Mark, what can I do to manage upwards more effectively?”. It reminds me of an experience I had a long long time ago but still very relevant for today. “Mark, can you go down to Bakery immediately, they need someone...
Are you a rower or are you a steerer?

Are you a rower or are you a steerer?

Why do most of us get promoted into leadership positions?  The number one reason is, we are good at doing things! Or as I like to put it, we are good rowers.  But when we do get promoted,  we get the extra 4.75 Euro a week before tax.  What do we now feel we need to...
Beware of your blind spots.

Beware of your blind spots.

In my experience, blind spots can be career limiting.   I starting working with a new coaching client.  Jane had recently been promoted, but she was not getting the engagement from her new team.  The performance level of her division was starting to fall.  When we met...