Finding my why, understanding who I am

Living and being my WHY is an essential part of who I am, why I get out bed in the morning and why I do what I do.  To help me articulate my WHY clearer and make sure I accurately understand my WHY, I've started to work through the new book from Simon Sinek, David Mead… Continue reading Finding my why, understanding who I am

Finding my WHY, the start of my journey of self-discovery 

Last week I started reading Find Your Why, the new book and tool from Simon Sinek and his team.  My WHY, my personal purpose and values, are hugely important to me. I’ve studied my WHY for a long term. I’ve tweaked it over time to articulate in different ways, each time trying to improve it.… Continue reading Finding my WHY, the start of my journey of self-discovery 

Finding my WHY

Anybody who has followed this blog or met me will know that living my WHY is an essential element of my life. It's what drives me. It's what makes me get up in the morning. And it's partly why I created this blog in the first place. Well, today, I started reading Simon Sinek's new… Continue reading Finding my WHY

Leadership as it should be

Being a leader is a huge responsibility - not only do you need to look after yourself, but you are also responsible for taking care of those in your charge. Being able to use that responsibility, and privilege, can be tiring and draining. But it can also immensely rewarding. And this example from Starbucks proves… Continue reading Leadership as it should be

Learning to tell my story better

One of the reasons I created this blog was to help me to live my personal purpose - to do life, better - by sharing my story with others - you - in the hope that I will be able to inspire at least one person who is feeling like I did in 2012/2013 -… Continue reading Learning to tell my story better

An Open Letter to Howard Schultz: Is Starbucks starting to lose its mission again?

Dear Howard, Firstly, I have to say, your book, Onward has been a huge source of inspiration, guidance & thought creation for me. I personally connected to your story so much and have been so inspired by how you and your team have refocused around Starbucks mission - to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one… Continue reading An Open Letter to Howard Schultz: Is Starbucks starting to lose its mission again?

No New Years resolutions found

Its that time of the year where people are starting to make their New Years resolutions. What are New Years resolutions I hear yin ask? Well, here's a definition:  New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise… Continue reading No New Years resolutions found

Book 4 – Superteams by Khoi Tu

This is the fourth book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. --- What's the book about? "In Superteams, renowned teamwork specialist Khoi Tu explains how to make sure your team delivers consistently superior results and emerges stronger from the inevitable crises you will face. What do the… Continue reading Book 4 – Superteams by Khoi Tu

Book 3 – The 3 Volumes to help you make ideas happen by 99U

This is the third book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. Find out what was first and second in my list. — What's the book about? Book 1 - "Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to… Continue reading Book 3 – The 3 Volumes to help you make ideas happen by 99U