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The Dragon called “Politics” and the Scabbard of Sincerity

A scabbard is the sheath for a sword. Made out of shaped wood and leather and worked metal, they are beautiful and functional, but play a lesser role to their glorious partner the sword. There is a legend, though that … Continue reading

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The Dragon called “Naiveté” and The Shield of Slightly Cynical Wisdom

Many HR discussions that take place do so where the stakes are high, and at the same time they take place when privacy is an important concern. The stakes are usually high for the employee involved, and less so for … Continue reading

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Some Ideas for a new approach to Personal Planning (a.k.a. New Years’ Resolutions)

New Year’s Resolutions are a funny thing. Most of us make them, but almost all of us fail to keep them. And we do so without a definite conscience, really. We pretty much have perfected the art of walking away … Continue reading

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Managing Stress through mindfulness and an accurate sense of Self Worth.

So there are about a million articles out there about mindfulness and how fantastic it is. This isn’t one of them. This is a real, down to earth assessment of whether it works for a busy executive. It does. In … Continue reading

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What is better than getting what we want? Getting what we NEED…

Today in the workplace I was yet again exposed to the not-so-gentle art of manipulation. It has taken me a long time to realise that people who manipulate should be pitied, not criticised or judged. It was very easy, when … Continue reading

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