Many people say they’re fully committed when really they aren’t. They hold back out of perhaps fear or from being focused on too many things at the same time. What really matters most to you? Are you fully committed?
I recall observing one of my clients (a smart, experienced successful leader) in a meeting with some of his team. He’d asked me to sit in on a meeting to observe the culture in action and afterwards give some feedback to himself and the team.
Time really isn’t the issue, it’s more about changing perspective – taking a different mindset. Which for most is hard unless it’s forced upon you. That’s where the power of an hour comes in.
I was working with a golfer a few years ago who had asked me to help him with a certain aspect of his game. He was known as someone who would play great when it didn’t really matter – but someone who would ‘choke’ in pressure situations.
If you’re a regular reader of my mails, you’ll know that I ruptured my Achilles tendon at the start of June, and required surgery. Last Friday was a milestone as my medical boot was removed and I’m into the next phase which is physio to build the muscle and tendon back up.
I don’t often repeat my weekly email about the same subject, but Shane Lowry warrants it. Understandably his recent victory in The Open has been the main focus of all sports and news media in Ireland over the past week and different stories have emerged.
An attitude like Shane Lowry’s can make any journey enjoyable. But only if that’s part of our approach.
This time of the year is always a bonanza for sport.
And yesterday, tennis delivered an incredible match at Wimbledon between two of the greatest ever to have graced the game, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
“Behaviour is what a man does. Not what he thinks, feels or believes.” – Emily Dickenson
‘Let’s have a meeting about that meeting.’ These were the words from my boss at the time, over 20 years ago when I worked in a multi-national. I started to laugh and replied: ‘So we’re having a meeting about the meeting about another meeting?’ He laughed too.
Someone told me recently that the word January originated from the word Janus – the Roman god of beginnings and endings. An appropriate description for the first month of a New Year.