Start with Why

In this video, Simon Sinek talks about how leaders should start with Why. It’s not just for leaders though. It’s for all of us to ensure we connect our work with a meaningful reason. For [...]

For the love of whales

If you’ve read Ken Blanchard’s book, The One Minute Manager, then you are familiar with the analogy he uses about whales and motivating people. Ken describes a scenario where killer whales are [...]

Just do it

My daughter often tells me she wants to be a writer. The advice I give her is that if that’s what she wants to do then the only thing she really needs to do is ‘write’. The more practice she [...]

Think things through

 “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few people engage in it.”  – Henry Ford How do we ensure we’re doing the right things? How do we know that the [...]

Test first

Over the last 30 years, there have been a number of approaches to software development that have attempted to help engineers ‘build quality in’ to a system, rather than leaving testing to the end [...]

Get growing

Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees. We get paralyzed by our daily routine and activity and instead of looking beyond what we’re doing today, we accept that some things should [...]