Great Delegating Is Like A Great Game Of Tennis

Tennis is my game of choice when it comes to sport. I also find tennis is a useful metaphor for how we need to play – both in business and life. Firing off lots of email messages to people in your team/s is like blindly hitting tennis balls – you don’t know whether your balls actually […]

Cone of Silence

Do you need to retreat to the ‘cone of silence’ more often?

Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, says she wishes she did. Gillard, now chair of the Global Partnership for Education, recently told a Melbourne audience that three leadership lessons had crystalised for her during her short-lived time as prime minister: the importance of having a sense of purpose, knowing the difference between what she termed “the urgent and […]

Are you a Maker or a Manager? – Advanced Productivity (Part 1)

One of the podcasts I take the time to listen to somewhat regularly during my morning walks is The Tim Ferriss Show. Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract tactics and tools his listeners could use to designing their life-style and work-style. In one of his recent episodes, Tim mentioned […]