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Alone or together?

There is an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” What journey is on your mind at the moment? Do you want to go fast or far? Could you …

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Difficult people. Little girl with crossed arms.

What do difficult people really want?

Difficult people. Oh, wouldn’t the world be a better place without them! But… Think of one. Why do they seem difficult to you? Maybe they do things differently, maybe they have a different approach, maybe they have a different communication …

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Doing more than nothing

We are very seldom operating at our peak – our most productive, our healthiest, or our best-balanced life. I am sure, like me, you have areas in your life you would like to improve. And, you know, it’s easy to …

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Capability at Work book testimonial April 2021

Capability at Work book testimonial

“I’m currently nose deep in Capability at Work (Chapter 4 to be exact) and my mind is absolutely blown!! I’m so grateful for this body of work because it’s completely shifted my perspective on my purpose, and is giving me …

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Light at the end of the tunnel

The shadow

This is something I have come to appreciate more during the pandemic… The bad casts a shadow. And if you keep thinking too much about what’s bad, you may lose what’s good. As an experiment, notice how much time you …

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99 Problems But Work Ain’t One Podcast

99 Problems But Work Ain’t One Podcast: The Three L&D Elephants In The Room In this 1st episode of ‘99 Problems But Work Ain’t One’, Paul Matthews joins HowNow’s Nelson Sivalingam. Learn about the three elephants in the L&D strategy …

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The secret to changing your life

Do you want to change something in your life, in your work, in your relationships; your health, weight, happiness, job, confidence…? Here’s the secret. You can change your life only to the extent that you can tolerate a little discomfort. …

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The sadness of dead daffodils

It is spring, and the daffodils are coming up. In a park near here, the lawnmower cut down a bed of these budding daffodils. What a shame. Perhaps the lawnmower driver did not see them. If a plant sends its …

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