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Avoiding Unforced Errors in the Boardroom

Avoiding Unforced Errors in the Boardroom

I first heard the term ‘unforced error’ when I was watching my son playing football. A close friend of mine, a former professional player, said that my son hadn’t needed to make a pass that was intercepted by a defender and that it was an unforced error. The concept fascinated me and for then on,

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Discipline is the key

This month I want to speak to us about discipline. When all things are said and done and we try to evaluate why we have achieved or not achieved our goals you will find that discipline is a key component in the answer. A lack of discipline is the root cause of failure but a consistent and sustained ...
15 March 2011
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What’s your thinking got to do with it?

Sometimes in life it takes a major shock or change in circumstances to get us to re-evaluate what is important to us. These major life events literally force us to radically change our direction. A major sickness gets us to appreciate how important our health is, a bereavement the importance of rela...
10 February 2011
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Unintended consequences

What makes us do or say things on the spur of the moment that we later regret? Or what is it in us that causes us to make rash decisions without the necessary thought even though those decisions can have major implications in our life?
03 January 2011
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What does austerity mean?

As we approach the end of what was supposed to be a fantastic year some of us have already started to reflect on the past 11 months. Has it turned out to be all that you expected? If you haven’t quite hit the targets that you set don’t stress it and to those who have, just celebrate.
15 December 2010
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Do you measure or do you regulate?

I picked up the boys from school yesterday – well the two younger ones and Adan started to explain to me some extra homework that he was required to do. He said because someone in the class didn’t know what a thermometer was that they all had to do some research.
28 October 2010
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Enough is enough

I wanted to write this monthly feature on the first day of the month so that you could start the month with some inspiring words, and although I always have something to say I didn’t feel that I had found what I was supposed to say.
01 June 2010
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