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Did they win, or did you lose? 

Because there is a difference.  They might have won through preparedness, focus, wise choices and tactically forcing errors.  Or, you lost due to too many unforced errors, distractions, mindset and being off your game.  If you’re not winning as much as you’d like, it might be worth evaluating and addressing how well you are losing. …

Time and Milestones

Recently we celebrated the Platinum Jubilee for dear old Queenie. And after watching the montages of her reign, it’s times like these when you realise the finite quality of life. And also the leaps we make from one milestone to the next. Even looking back at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations 10 years ago, we have…

Allies

You would think that allies are found on common ground. What if, there was a place to discuss and explain what each of us sees from our perspective? Sure, differences of opinion are likely to emerge. And by leading with curiosity to better understand each other’s perspectives, it might be you have more in common…

Working with Others

How might we need to do less working, and more listening? What is your poker face really saying? And how might it be letting you down? Maybe you have a “tell”, does everyone else know what that means, or are you assuming? If you could create a secret code for your team, what might it…

Nostalgia Wednesday

There is a phrase doing the rounds. “The Great Resignation” – the pandemic has prompted people to re-evaluate their careers and values and how they want to live their lives. And it got me thinking because I had used this phrase in my early blogging days when I was leaving the Royal Navy. And I…

Autonomy from the Establishment 

Thanks to tech and platforms, the gatekeepers and curators are fast becoming a thing of the past.  If you want to express your voice, publish a book, write a blog or host a podcast – go head!  E-commerce – you have access to the tools.  Build a community and cross-pollinate the networks – Find individuals…

Question theory

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We get to do stuff now

In my line of work, I have been tinkering with the idea to build an app. I assumed this would be hard for me and avoided looking into it. Then I saw a post about the software available to help people build apps. All low code, drag and drop sort of stuff. And even more…

I want you around, just not ALL the time.

You have just spent a number of years doing the weekly Whacky Races. Flitting between home and work and making sacrifices for Queen and Country in your military career. Missing birthdays, first steps and Nativity plays. Then, you leave and all that conflict disappears… Or does it? Now you are home 24/7 and screwing with…

The Obstacles we put in the way of our Progress

Military folks have lots of decisions to make. When we decide to leave, or someone else makes that decision for us, this starts a cascade of options and possibilities. This in itself can be overwhelming. Alternatively, this may also create excitement and motivation. One big question is… where shall I live? To relocate or not…