Leading Thoughts

Leading Thoughts

Who Owes Who What?

It's taken me about two weeks to figure this one out, but I'm convinced that everyone somewhere owes someone else something. In fact, I haven't posted anything on my blog…
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Bold Steps Are Not Risky

For those of you who have experienced the mind-numbing dullness of being processed through the domestic departures terminal at OR Tambo International Airport, you will no doubt have found yourself searching for some light relief in the hope that your journey would at least have been eased or enriched somehow. Occasionally when I am in this very position, I come across a quick read that allows me to think and reflect on life which in turn inspires me to write down some of my thoughts.
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The Ultimate Career Fuel

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to attend a conference that boasted some of the world’s top speakers and business leaders. It was broadcast via satellite to thousands of people, and we all sat glued to the screens watching the likes of Richard Branson, Bill Gates and others talk about their view of success and leadership. What struck me was that just about all of the speakers at some point made a strong reference to the individual ability of people to influence.

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Overcome those Obstacles

I'm no expert when it comes to ten pin bowling, but what I do know is that there is an irritating little term called "gutter ball." For anyone who has ever experienced the term gutter ball, you'll understand the disappointment that comes when you see your perfect release of the ball falling off the lane and missing every single pin that you had hoped would be eliminated for a strike.
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Ordering Your Chaos!

Have you ever wondered how some people always appear organised and in control when all that you are seeing around you is chaos and confusion? I have certainly thought many times that it has been a gift that some people have that allows them to make sense of disorder. These are the people who always meet deadlines, seldom arrive late for anything and constantly keep their proverbial ducks in a row. You know who I’m talking about. Whether you love them or hate them, you have to admire their ability. So I guess the one big question is, “how do they do it?”

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Adjust Your Career Sights

I have never really considered myself to be a wine connoisseur, although it never stopped me from trying. In fact wine making can be very similar to your own growth and development. It requires a lot of attention and focus and occasionally you need to do something innovative to ensure you get the right result. So it was with interest the other day that I listened to a young wine maker from the Western Cape explain how he plays classical music to the wine to help the process along. Not just any music though. Beethoven to be exact!