I just came across another fabulous quote from Peter Drucker. “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Sometimes instead of asking how we can do something better, maybe we should be asking ourselves what would happen if we didn’t do it at all. We should beContinue reading “Will anyone actually die?”
Quite simply, having the right people beside you means the world. If you want to change the world, find those people who will not only advise you, but also provide motivation and mental nourishment. The right people (and coffee) can play a huge part toward your success.
Five tips for better solutions… In need of some solutions? Trust yourself to have the answers.
We all talk about values in our organisation, but how often do we use them to turn work away? I was writing up a business plan for a start-up and following conventional advice, I was defining who the target audience was. I was nailing down a good description when it hit me. For an authenticallyContinue reading “Sorry but I won’t work with you”
“If you have one hour to save the world, how would you spend that hour?” He replied, “I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and then five minutes solving it.” This quote has been attributed to Einstein and, assuming it was him who said it, he makes a very valid point – one we should beContinue reading “Maybe we need a physicist to solve our social issues…”
Optimistic by nature, cynical by experience. People often ask me why I use the name “The Optimistic Cynic”. The simple answer is ‘the name picked me’ but here is what it really means for me: I’m a passionate believer that people basically want to do good. It’s not always easy but with the right support,Continue reading “Why “The Optimistic Cynic” ?”
Bustle’s view on a cynical optimist… You’re that person who has genuine faith in humanity, but also wants to cut the next jerk who jumps in front of you at a subway turnstile. You want to bake humanity a cake full of rainbows and butterflies, and occasionally you want to take that same cake andContinue reading “and now for something different…”
I recently saw an article about New Year work resolutions and one section of this was about finding a new career. Amongst the advice was a suggestion that you should develop career goals and formulate an action plan. The authors then included the SMARTER system as something that could help with creating objectives. Specific BeContinue reading “Smarter?”
Sometimes you feel so powerless that you just want to rant. Last night I saw the end of Police 10-7 and the story of yet another sexual assault on a young woman. These low lives make up such a small percentage of men but there’s enough of them that you can’t blame women for includingContinue reading “Powerless”
If we want the world to be a better place, we need YOU to stand up: Never forget your why, Talk with passion and inspire others, Be brave enough to take risks, Stand up for what you believe in, Your actions should prove your words, Let your values guide all you do, Celebrate your successes!Continue reading “It’s up to you”