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“Exceptional people really do come to believe that

the journey is more important than the destination.”

The Secret Of Pixar’s Success

“Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than getting the right idea.” – Ed Catmull, Founder and CEO of Pixar Animation Ed Catmull had the dream of making the world’s first computerised animation movie.  He succeeded with Toy Story and the rest is history. In his book ‘Creativity, Inc.’ he goes…

Excellence From Women…And Men

“Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men
to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”
– Charlotte Whitton

In the spirit of International Women’s Day (8th March),
I thought it would be appropriate to lead with something like this.

As a father to a young girl (Jane, aged 7 3/4), I look forward to
a world where everyone is rewarded equally for their
performance – regardless of gender.

Turning Pendulum Inspiration Into Results

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what education you have; if you have a big dream, you can do it.” – Michelle Mone I spent yesterday being inspired at The Pendulum Summit in Dublin. Last year, I was lucky enough to be able to speak on stage there. This year, it was nice to…

’tis yourself

Hi, Here’s your weekly shot of inspiration: “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.  Analyze your life in terms of your environment.  Are the things around you helping you towards success or are they holding you back?  You are not planted in the ground like…

Company Builders Seldom Do This…. But They Should.

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “I’m struck by how seldom company builders consider the question of what to stop doing, and how they fail to identify inconsistencies in their vision that should be eliminated.” – Jim Collins, author of ‘Good To Great’. This is a quote that every business owner and manager should digest….

The Most Important Human Resource Of All?

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” “Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves…


“The only place success comes before hard work is in the dictionary”– Vince Lombardi I was very taken with an article about the world-class footballer Ronaldo  last week.  You may be aware that he won the Ballon d’Or last week,  which is the award for world footballer of the year. The article referred to some…

Mind-Reading As A Skill

“I’m sorry you find communicating so difficult,
next time I’ll read your mind.”
– Anonymous

Maybe you sometimes feel like saying this to the people around you?

Or perhaps you’re guilty of it too?

It’s so easy to operate in our own little bubble and
think that everyone understands what we’re thinking.

A lot of problems in business and life would disappear
if we took the time to really communicate.

And that doesn’t mean just giving information.

Someone said to me recently: “I know I’m not the best communicator
but that’s just the way I am.”

That attitude is just asking for trouble. And it’s not fair on the people that
interact with you.