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9 Ways To Improve Your Clarity

[This content is taken from Shane’s free weekly email – to subscribe, go to www.shanecradock.com] “Clarity = Power”  – Keith Cunningham In today’s business world, Clarity is the ultimate weapon. Accelerating change can create clouds of confusion for many. Leadership is all about vision – knowing what you want to create. Most people don’t have…

The Power Of Wrong Thinking (James Dyson)

[This content is taken from Shane’s weekly email to subscribers – Go to www.shanecradock.com to register] Here’s your shot of inspiration this week: “I love this idea of wrong thinking–of encouraging people who have ideas to go see if they work and not dismissing them just because they sound like the wrong solution.  No-one has…

Gary Speed, Business People And Suicide

Why? That is probably the first question that Gary Speed’s family and friends will be asking as they digest the terrible news of his loss.  And the sad thing is that they may well never know the answer. On the face of it he had a life others dreamed of.  A distinguished career as a…

Is Impossible An Opinion?

Here’s an interesting quote to consider: “Impossible is an opinion, not a fact.” This was shared with me this morning by a teacher in CBC Monkstown, Dublin, Hugh Fitzmaurice.  I’d been asked to speak to transition year and some 5th year students about the power of their mindset. I shouldn’t have been surprised when they…

Great Movie – Senna

I had the chance over the long weekend to catch up on a few movies I’d been planning to see for a while.  One of them is the documentary ‘Senna’ which charts the life of the very talented Brazilian Formula One driver, Ayrton Senna.  This is a must see movie.  Extremely compelling and very different…

How Will You Measure Your Life? – Harvard Business Review

I came across a great article on the Harvard Business Review website that I’d forgotten about.  It’s a very strong read about measuring the true success of your life.  If you’re up for the challenge and are looking for more fulfillment from your life this is a MUST READ. How Will You Measure Your Life?…

Great & Noble Versus Small

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” –  Hellen Keller, the famous deaf-blind American author and educator. We all like to do the ‘sexy’ stuff.  And to be working on…

Why We Grow Old Before Our Time

Hi there, No-one really gets into business for fun, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun in business. And life, just like business, can be very heavy if we let it. Here’s a reminder of the value of playing and fun… “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because…

Steve Jobs’ Sounding Board

Hi there, I’m sure you’ve been reading a lot about Steve Jobs over the past few days.  I guess it’s an indication of the impact he’s had on the way our world operates. By all accounts he wasn’t perfect and like us all, he had his strengths and weaknesses but in the context of what…

Steve Jobs

Hi there, I was sitting in a cafe at one point today with my mobile office – my iphone and macbook, and a passerby commented that it’s amazing that so many people can work remotely and on the move, and still be hugely productive. A big part of the reason for that is Steve Jobs. …