What Really Matters

What Will Matter? by Michael Josephson

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.

There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.

All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else.

Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.

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Guest — Geoff Bellman
Thank you, Fiona. This comes at a time when four friends ate losing parents, reminding them of what's important and reminding me ... Read More
Thursday, 29 January 2015 19:02
Guest — Fiona Gifford
Perhaps we need to remind ourselves every day. I wonder what impact that would have on our behaviour towards each other and our so... Read More
Friday, 30 January 2015 09:28
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Why Teams Get Stuck - And How to Unstick Them

"I don't know what is wrong with these people, we were doing really well, making real progress. In the last month we have ground to a halt. I don't understand it." This was the opening to a recent dialogue with a leader. Sound familiar?

That dialogue led us to a careful exploration of what was happening and how the team could get unstuck. I have had that dialogue several times; as well as experiencing being stuck myself. Here's what I have learnt about why teams get stuck – and what to do about it.

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Clint Smith The Danger of Silence

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice." Click here to watch this powerful TedTalk.

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Simon Sinek - Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

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The Extraordinary Teams Inventory has finally arrived!

Eight years in the making, the Extraordinary Teams Inventory (ETI) allows your team to compare itself with other extraordinary work teams. Building on our book, Extraordinary Groups, Kathleen Ryan, Kevin Coray, and Geoff Bellman have created this new tool and workshop dedicated to building amazing teams.

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Attention Please!

Did you know that on average it takes just 17 seconds [1] before someone interrupts you, or you interrupt them? Only 17 seconds! Such a short time before someone disrupts your train of thought, changes your direction or hijacks the conversation.

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Guest — Geof Leigh
Excellent article. Depicts a bad behaviour that has and still irritates me, and better still explains why and the benefits of doin... Read More
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 18:59
Guest — Nigel Cutts
Great article, Anne, which links to the growing Mindfulness movement. We just cannot emphasise enough what a difference our abilit... Read More
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:34
Guest — Anne Gibb
Mindfulness is an excellent example of the application of great attention. I wonder what additional professional or personal exper... Read More
Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:27
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