Sunday 29 July 2007

Celebrate the life of those you love while they are here

I recently attended a funeral where a commemorative bookmark with a photo of the person passed was given to everyone to remember their loved one. Printed on the bookmark was “Do not be sad that she has gone, but smile that she has been”

I thought this was a lovely gesture. I also thought how often we forget to celebrate the lives of our loved ones with them while they are still here! I made a promise to myself to do this more. I trust you will too. It is one small way to build our new world.

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Friday 27 July 2007

Jonathon Porritt - hero for sustainable development

One of the best books I have read recently is 'Capitalism – as if the World Matters’ by Jonathon Porritt' the Founder Director of Forum for the Future, and a leading writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.

See Forum for the Future. For great insight into sustainable development and a just society I highly recommend Jonathon’s blog.

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Tuesday 24 July 2007

e-learning - one solution for time poor people

I heard the expression “I don’t have time.” so often that I took the time to develop an e-learning course. It is 26 blended learning “sessions” over 1 year. Commit to just 15 minutes a fortnight, apply your learning, and become the leader you always wanted to be. Check out the course here and sign up or take the 3 “sessions” free trial.

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Thursday 19 July 2007

Laugh a lot it is good for the soul

I spend a lot of time on planes and often observe people as they laugh at the sitcoms or whatever on the plane videos. I sat next to a guy yesterday who really belly laughed at the mindlessness that was on the screen. (He got me laughing as well!) We had a short conversation coming in to land and on the way to get our bags. He told me he didn’t laugh very often. I told him I laugh often, usually at the little things that happen every day, and at myself. How often are you laughing?

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Saturday 14 July 2007

Magnetic Messages

I have been a professional speaker for 17 years. The following is typical of the feedback that I have received in the past few months

“The best, most inspiring speaker that I've experienced since joining TEC five years ago”
“Couldn't be improved. Excellent at every level”
“Great personal learning. Very practical. I will use this”
“No points for improvement. It was perfect”
“Truly inspirational”
“Excellent perspective on business and life”
“One of the best speakers I have heard; excellent topic; great session”

You would think I would be very happy right? Wrong. I believe we can always be better. I just didn’t realise how much better I could be until I read Gihan Perera’s Magnetic Messages - the art and science of persuasive presentations. This book now has a permanent place on my desk. If you are a leader and you want to have more positive and productive influence get Gihan's book without delay.

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Friday 13 July 2007

Who makes you think?

Tom Peters is perhaps the management guru's guru. He makes me think. Today was partly a research day for me and I spent a lot of time at Tom's website. I recommend you visit. Plenty to make you think or to use Tom's word "re-imagine". Tom Peters is another person who is bringing our new world to life.

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Friday 6 July 2007

The solutions to many of our problems are in nature

Janine Benyus wrote a most inspiring book in 1997 called Biomimicry which is a new science that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. The biomimicry website is a fascinating place to visit. Janine and her colleagues are demonstrating unique ways to bring our new world to life.

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