“Beliefs can easily cause us to become blind to the obvious.” – Daniel Simons, Psychologist Daniel became well known for creating the ‘Gorilla’ experiment, using basketball players – which showed that people can very easily miss the very very obvious. (click here if you don’t know about it) Maybe like me you’ve sometimes had an ‘Aha!’ moment where…
“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are problems and there are opportunities.
Life and business has endless problems and endless opportunities.
“Nothing is so dear and precious as time.” – French Proverb. I was working with a client when they pointed out that one of the changes our work had made to her working life was that it had added 30 days of ‘Strategic Rock Time’(Important/Non-Urgent Time) to her career and life.
“I realise now more than ever the most valuable commodity in life is the feeling you get when you give. Compassion is the currency that leads to true wealth.” – Jim Carrey, Actor At a time of year when we can be very distracted with the ‘busy-ness’ of life, this simple but thought provoking quote gives food for thought……
“What’s the worse that can happen, and can I live with it?”
I love great questions. Like great quotes, I actually collect them as a hobby (I know, I know – get a life etc. 🙂 )
The above question is one that I believe is well known but not well used. This question is a great one to ask yourself when faced with key decisions to make.
“There’s a few reasons why I don’t see it happening”
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.
[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…
“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue
with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.”
There is increasing focus in leadership training and development
around Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient.
One of the key skills in any great leader is the ability to really
Had a great session today with the Inspired Business Club Workshop that runs every month in the Glenview Hotel. There was a nice ‘active’ mix of business owners based in Wicklow, Dublin and Kildare. Apart from a healthy exchange of ideas, insights and useful contacts, there was also a useful discussion around ‘Critical Thinking…
If you’re Irish you’ll know that someone special to Irish people everywhere left the planet over the weekend – Jack Charlton.
For those reading this that have never heard of him, Jack was an English coal-miner’s son who became a professional footballer and won the soccer World Cup with England in 1966.