Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
A question was raised.
There was a millisecond available to me to choose whether to justify our current position, or to question it.
The moment was only a fraction of a second.
Fortunately I chose to question our position.
It opened up a can of worms.
I had to admit I was wrong.
That led to some tough decisions being made and some uncomfortable conversations.
And we are a better organisation as a result.
Life is a series of moments, and in each of those moments doors open.
Sometimes the doors don’t stay open beyond those moments.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
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.