Last Thursday something happened that brought a lot of joy to some of my friends and clients.
Liverpool became the champions of Englandâs Premier League soccer competition for the first time in 30 years.
For them it has been the longest of waits.
Twenty years ago I was a young executive working with a large multi-national and I was keen to make an impression. At one point I was given responsibility to bring new robotic technology into an aspect of the business. It was exciting but also challenging as there were multiple challenges to making a success of the project.
âYou mean Iâm doing it to myself?, the leader said.
We were in the middle of an advisory/coaching session and my client had been telling me repeatedly about the difficult situation they found themselves in – and the challenging people they had to deal with.
Yet this was a re-curring theme over the months we had worked together i.e. there was always something or someone annoying them…
âThereâs a few reasons why I donât see it happeningâ
These were the words spoken by a smart woman I was working with a few years ago, in response to me asking if she thought she could ever be a CEO.
She was very convincing in her argument as to why she couldn’t get to the top spot.
But it turned out that despite her comments she actually had a huge desire to get to the role.
With everything going on, it feels strange to say I took a few days offâ¦ but I did.
It was a bank holiday in Ireland, so I bolted on some extra time and enjoyed the incredible sunshine. And it was a complete switch off – so much so, I even gave myself permission not to send an email on Monday! ð
But not to let me completely off the hook this week, hereâs something a little different.