Read a book! You’re too busy? All the more reason.

I know when life is getting to me, it’s when I stop reading (fiction especially) because “I don’t have time”. What I do have is time that I waste on apparently being busy, doing things that could be started, completed and given me time to read. That’s why this article resonated with me.  It’s thatContinue reading “Read a book! You’re too busy? All the more reason.”

The Weekend Read – The Go-Giver

I was listening to Bob Burg, the co-author of this little book speaking the other day and it took me back to when I first read it. I had been persuaded that what I needed to succeed was to work hard and faster than everyone else. It went against the grain but if everyone else saidContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The Go-Giver”

The Weekend Read – How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

Probably the first time management book, written by the prolific novelist and writer Arnold Bennett was published in 1908. Its messages and lessons are still relevant and as important now than they were 112 years ago. The context has changed but the distractions have not if anything they are greater. This was part of largerContinue reading “The Weekend Read – How to Live on 24 Hours a Day”

The Weekend Read – The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

On the inside cover of my copy I see that I bought this in February 2001 – it was first published in 1995 and I wish I had read it even earlier than that, it would have saved me much pain and heartache and probably saved me a small fortune. Its subscript describes the book,Continue reading “The Weekend Read – The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber”

Stupid behaviour – Gillian Tett – The Silo Effect

“Why do humans working in modern institutions collectively act in ways that sometimes seem stupid? Why do normally clever people fail to see risk and opportunities that are subsequently blindingly obvious? Why, as Daniel Kahneman, the psychologist put it, are we sometimes so ‘blind to our own blindness’?” – The Silo Effect, page ix ReadContinue reading “Stupid behaviour – Gillian Tett – The Silo Effect”

Sleep isn’t for Wimps.

I had a nickname in my first year at university – “The Midnight Rambler” – I didn’t sleep very well and used to wander around the halls of residence looking for people with their lights on to share a coffee and have a chat. (I suppose the coffee was a clue…) I finally got aroundContinue reading “Sleep isn’t for Wimps.”

Just say no….

It’s easy isn’t it? To say “No”. Really? I would love to say that having been close to and through burnout on a few occasion as both an employed dentist, a practice owner and (even) as a coach – yeah, yeah I know, I should know better – saying “no” is still one of theContinue reading “Just say no….”

The 5 A’s For Addressing Mistakes

Mistakes are going to happen in any and every business or organisation. It’s how you deal with them that counts. In his invaluable book “Setting The Table“, Danny Meyer says, “The Road to Success Is Paved with Mistakes Well Handled” He suggests there are “Five A’s for Effectively Addressing Mistakes” Awareness. If you’re not awareContinue reading “The 5 A’s For Addressing Mistakes”