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Setback is simply a step (unexpected!) in the process
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Setback is simply a step (unexpected!) in the process

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It can be deeply upsetting when things that I am expecting to go smoothly do not go to plan. I am surrounded with competent colleagues and work with capable clients; so when setbacks occur, particularly ones which I feel I should have anticipated and avoided, my reactions range from mild irritation, through disappointment and annoyance, to exasperated self-criticism. It is most galling when the setbacks are serious and arise from the most avoidable errors. Attention to the essential Strangely the more competent and proficient I have become in my job, the more... Read more

Episodes Colliding - Opening New Moments of Grace?
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Episodes Colliding - Opening New Moments of Grace?

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We have episodes in life. Each one brings its joys or challenges, its strains and stresses. Occasionally an episode we recognise as coming from our pasts returns and brings nothing. Or at least what appears to us in that moment as being insignificant. We experience it. Then it just passes by - as if in orbit around us. It is soon gone - perhaps to return another day. Sometimes, though, old and new episodes meet and collide. Violently, with one unprotected occurrence barging into another that we had hoped to keep separate. It is a snippet of the past smashing... Read more

Escaping Procrastination - Can I help you enjoy life just a little bit more right now?
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Escaping Procrastination - Can I help you enjoy life just a little bit more right now?

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The demon today is procrastination Today has been a difficult day. It hasn't been easy to get going. My energy is low and I am feeling rather delicate and lacking in direction. It feels like it wouldn't take much to make me abandon today's tasks. The third cup of tea in less than an hour is telling. Procrastination is today's demon. I can feel him stalking me. Like Steven Pressfield trying to "Do the Work", I find now that the enemy uses a devious method to distract me: 'resistance'. I know that if I “… give [resistance]... Read more

What valuable questions are you sitting with?
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What valuable questions are you sitting with?

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At a recent gathering of lawyers and community leaders I asked the members of the group: What questions are you sitting with? The question caused some puzzlement and in one or two cases evident discomfort. If you have stopped to ask yourself this same question you may be having the same reaction. Bear with me and read on! We are mostly taught in school that questions have answers. If we study harder, read wider, do our homework, and explore more widely we will find the right answer. Job done; now we know. We discover in our teenage years that unfortunately some... Read more

“Gnothi Seauton” (“Know Thyself”) - a dedication that is part of a well-protected daily practice?
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“Gnothi Seauton” (“Know Thyself”) - a dedication that is part of a well-protected daily practice?

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Understanding, listening and learning As leader (of any kind) the best preparation you can have for the challenges you face lies in a) your continual attention to deepening your understanding of yourself and b) your awareness of and ability to listen and learn from the “other(s)” that surround you. This insight has been the repeated conclusion garnered from many interactions with the leaders we coach and consult with every day. Put simply: Given the diverse and unpredictable nature of the challenges and opportunities that you face as a leader every... Read more

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