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Simple, practical insights to help you be a more effective and joyful leader!

How Mindful Are You In Your Work?

“Work is only part of life. But work is life only when done in mindfulness. Otherwise, one becomes like the person who lives as though dead” – Thich Nhat Hanh

How mindful are you at work? To be mindful is to live in the present moment. That is hard enough to do on a meditation cushion, and the stillness of the morning or evening, much less in the cut and thrust of a busy workday.

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Done is better than perfect

In our quest for success, we sometimes find ourselves trading off perfection for timeliness. We submit the report a few days late in order to make it perfect. We dot every “I” and cross every “t” really make the report look perfect – but late.

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Dig deep for efficiency

For some months, I have been considering adding an additional member to my team, to support in administrative matters. One of his/her key duties would be filing. Filing is the Medusa’s head of office work – as soon as you file, more paper just piles up.

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Vacation Time

Summer is rapidly upon us. Do you have your vacation plans set? Are you taking a vacation? When last did you take a real vacation?
For many busy executives, a vacation is way down on the list of priorities.

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Shuffling Paper

Automation was supposed to reduce the amount of paper we use and accumulate. Yet many of us are drowning in piles of paper that need to be read, processed, filed, archived and/or destroyed.

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Get out of e-mail jail

Every two weeks, I will share with you my musings about Leadership, the Balanced Scorecard, my most recent blogs and interesting articles that I have happened upon. My aim is to help you develop as a leader in all spheres of your life, and to help you open to the possibility, and the practice of living the most magnificent life of your choosing.

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Celebrate!

How often do you celebrate at work? I don’t mean the annual service awards shindig, or the once in awhile pizza party. I mean the spontaneous, no-holds-barred heralding and honouring of good deeds and special occasions, no matter how large or small.

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How “Apple-ised” Is Your Business?

Every time I enter the always-crowded Apple store I marvel at their business model – how they have created not just loyal users, but lifetime, devoted partners. “Once a Mac, never go back” – and I have yet to meet anyone who has returned to a PC from a Mac. It just doesn’t happen.

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