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What the fricketyfrack am I doing?

Can you be all of who you are and still be successful?  Am I able to be myself in the work I’m doing?  How do I feel about that? Were questions posed in a recent weekly discussion group. First we thought it would a good start to define “success” and define “work”. Thinking about Liz Gilbert and…

A Little Less To-Do. A Little More Ta-Da

I went on a call to discuss Celebration and unpack why we don’t give the smaller wins the mini-celebration they deserve. On the call we discussed how we already celebrate and there wasn’t much to discuss. We don’t do it enough. End of. I have Wine-Down Friday. A reward for getting through the week… without…

The Dreaded “F” word

My weekly discussion group brought up some discomfort around the word “failure” – the dreaded “F” word… Failure, fail, fall, flop, foul-up, frustration, floundering, deFeat, flunk, folding, faux pas, flash in the pan, fiasco, fatal, fault, flaw, fizzle, foible, fumble, farce, faulty…. And the one you were all thinking of: Fuck-up!! Here’s a reframe one…

First Days

“As they made their way to the MedBay a sudden feeling of fear washed over her again, but more intense this time.  Alphie had always worked solo until she joined the bootcamp a year ago.  She’d done leadership exercises during that time and it was ok when it was Neil and the others, but this,…

Seeing Metrics for their True Worth

I caught myself, looking at metrics.  The ones that we think define our success and when we don’t also consider the context.  Why do we let them define us? I was in a workshop and was tagged in a post and realised that student’s thread had over 1500 posts!!!! 1500!!!!  And they are a beautifully wonderful person.  We…

The Messy Middle

I was on a Zoom discussing the topic Entropy, embracing the chaos that leads to work and subsequent output.  There is some sciency stuff behind it and what I gleaned was – we need chaos for creativity and innovation. It’s all about the Messy Middle.  And it’s how you handle it that counts.  I get…

Altitude Sickness

I don’t think I’ve ever flown too high…  Then I stopped and realised I needed to give myself some more credit.   I joined the Royal Navy which at the time appeared completely out of character to everyone else around me.  I just thought it was a good way to earn a decent wage, make some friends…

Catching the Spiral

A strange day that got off to a good start… until I was disappointed by some news about an opportunity and I started the downward spiral of discontent, one that would normally cripple me for days… or even weeks. This day though – I decided.  I decided to message a friend who might have some knowledge…