What can we learn from Olympic performers?

I was at the gym the other day running on a treadmill while watching the women's marathon. Normally I run at a modest 10 kph pace which keeps up my fitness without killing me. But on this occasion I noticed I was running faster and needed to increase the treadmill speed. The strange thing was … Continue reading What can we learn from Olympic performers?

Self-driving Terminator cars will kill us all!

How we make decisions can depend on a wide variety of things - how we feel at the time, what else is going on in our lives and, the granddaddy of them all, looking for information to confirm what we already believe (sometimes called Confirmation Bias, but I prefer to call this the "Ah-hah I … Continue reading Self-driving Terminator cars will kill us all!

It’s not your fault but it might be your responsibility

Seth Godin's blog on Sunday was very short and to the point. "It's not your fault...but it might be your responsibility. That's a fork in the road on the way to becoming a professional." I would like to add the following. "That's a fork in the road ..." ...for deciding not to point the finger … Continue reading It’s not your fault but it might be your responsibility

Speaking English can seriously impact your business

In the last 2 years, I trained over 400 international managers and executives from organisations as diverse as NGOs, engineering manufacturers and global entertainment businesses. What did these people have in common? English is not their first language. The main challenge international managers face is confidence. Senior managers and executives usually have a confidence based on a … Continue reading Speaking English can seriously impact your business