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Management/Leadership Development

The graceful art of saying “no” – part 1

“Half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough” Josh Billings     Why is it that some people seem to be able to say “no” easily, with no sense of remorse, and some of us […]

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The humbling effect of humanity

Today I witnessed how powerful we are when we connect with others in an authentic, vulnerable and compassionate way.   I was working with a group of aspiring leaders in a global corporate bank and we were sharing experiences from our lives which have had a significant […]

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How to Simplify Your Life

Recently, I have noticed how unnecessarily complicated life can be.    Maybe it is the 35,000 decisions we are faced with every day.  Maybe it is the endless quest to streamline our daily activities through technology.  Or maybe it’s that we have an unconscious bias to move […]

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The true mindfulness app

“Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps”     My first reaction to this headline was, “Wow!  I wish I’d come up with the idea for a mindfulness app a few years ago”.  Then my thinking shifts to…..  “Why […]

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Take the stress out of decision making

Have you ever found yourself looking at a restaurant menu and felt incapable of making a decision?   That is exactly how I felt when I met a friend for lunch in our local Italian deli this week.  The menu had well over 30 items on it […]

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Conscious Leadership – leadership for today

What happens when you bring 6 business owners and leaders together for half a day in a stunning location in the countryside of Perthshire? Inspiring conversations, insightful debate and a commitment to do something different is what you get!  And that is exactly what happened when I […]

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Can you handle the truth?

The truth about success, happiness, confidence, health and productivity is simple. You don’t need to spend lots of money learning how someone achieved their goals.  You don’t need to study for years to gain insight into what creates a successful business, relationship or life. The truth about […]

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A New Approach to Time Management

If, like many of us, you don’t always feel in control of your time this series of short videos on A New Approach to Time Management is just what you need! Take a look:      

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From Seeing to Noticing – what’s the difference?

How quickly do you go from noticing to simply seeing? I moved house 10 months ago and it has just struck me how quickly I’ve fallen into a routine.  Habits and patterns have already formed and I’ve lost that exciting sense of anticipation and wonder that comes […]

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