The other night my three-year-old daughter was admitted to hospital with severe tummy pain.
When you are faced with fears for your child it puts things into perspective. My relief when she was discharged was immense. It turns out the toughest part of hospital for Flossie was leaving her new nurse friend!
Isn’t it so true that we can get so caught up in the day-to-day that we forget what’s really important?
It’s the same in business. We can get so caught up in the day-to-day operations that we forget what we’re really in it for.
Take time to get in the helicopter and to fly up for a 30,000-foot perspective.
Perhaps the ‘squeaky wheel’ isn’t all that important after all.
If Steve Jobs had been caught up in the weeds do you think we’d have the iPhone?”
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.