Honest mistakes

The more I’ve read about great people accomplishing great things, in their own words where possible, the clearer it is that they’ve made their share of mistakes. Not big political divide style mistakes where ideology is the judge of what’s right and wrong. Personally recognised mistakes, that honest self-accounting has shown up. It’s liberating for me, learning of these. If we show up wanting to … Continue reading Honest mistakes

Exploring or mining

I’m enjoying another great book about organisational leadership – Turn the Ship Around. Increasingly, I’m conscious that reading alone takes you only so far. You have to act on what you learn, to spend time with the lessons and thinking how you want to apply them to situation you want to influence. Reading and absorbing is a help, to really extract value you have to … Continue reading Exploring or mining

Shouldn’t be, but is – now what

Bob McKinnon’s weekly blog spoke to me directly today, posting about Frustration. He quotes an article from Psychology Today – “The majority of anger and frustration in life, no matter what the situation, has at its basis one simple thought: It shouldn’t be this way.” But, it is this way. The article offers tips on what to do when you can although sometimes there isn’t much … Continue reading Shouldn’t be, but is – now what

Oh, perhaps they felt this way too

My Dad and I had a fractured relationship that we ran out of time to fix – I never really understood his thoughts and choices, and I still don’t fully. While running recently I was reflecting on why I feel the way I do, on the events, thought patterns, outcomes and potential futures that feed into my feelings. I joined some dots and recognised that … Continue reading Oh, perhaps they felt this way too