The Disney Rule

What do Cinderella, Snow White, Moana and Elsa have in common? Absolutely nothing.   My niece told me that Disney princesses aren’t allowed to look at each other. I thought this couldn’t possibly be true, but to my dismay it might not be the ‘fake news’ I hoped for a fairy tale ending.  ...

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Choose self-compassion not self-criticism

I’m not a very kind person. Don’t worry, if we ever meet, I’ll be a little ray of sunshine to encourage, support and motivate you, but recently I’ve been asking myself why this rainbow doesn’t extend to me and I find myself under a dark cloud.   I’m not talking about depression or anxiety,...

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What is the second curve, and why does it matter?

Late last year I met Jo Macsween, the famous haggis pioneer and now chairs a Vistage peer advisory group for business owners and CEOS in Central Scotland. As a new business owner, Jo’s decades of experience is invaluable to me. She has a canny knack of knowing when to introduce change to her business,...

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Do I explore the cave, or continue my journey?

 Do I explore the cave, or continue my journey? Explore the cave. Continue to page 92.   This is how I spent my childhood. Adventure books that provided a choice to make on your journey, but always ending on the same page at the end of the book. My kids enjoy the modern version...

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Spit it out

Ideas don’t exist if you don’t attach words to them.   When you begin to put your ideas into words, you take the first step toward turning them into something meaningful and provoking change.   Just the act of staying the words out loud can make a difference. Ideas don’t exist in the brain...

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Why your company vision and values matter!

Do you drink the same brand of coffee every morning? Fly with the same airline? Suggest the same restaurant when a visitor asks? Yes, me too. It’s surprising that with more choices available than ever before, cheaper prices in a competitive global market and reviews at our clicking fingertips, we show such brand loyalty....

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