I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Unorthodox leadership by letting others drive

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1 min, 95 words

Steve Kerr, the coach of the Golden State Warriors basketball team, took an usual step recently by allowing his players to coach instead of him. He felt that things had become a little staid and wanted to shake things up ... it worked - they won by their highest margin of the season. Sometimes leadership is knowing when to step back.

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Categories: work

Learning from terminally ill children

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1 min, 66 words

I am going to try and enjoy the small things in life and focus more on those close to me; something that is not always easy when caught up in the hustle and bustle of life.

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Categories: life

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

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2 min, 201 words

I was really looking forward to this book as I had listened to a podcast where they explained the ideas behind it. The two authors run a design course in Stanford that gets massively oversubscribed and has a huge impact on those who take it by looking at life as a design problem. The aim is to come up with lots of possible routes for your life that could be awesome and then design a path to achieve one of them. If that doesn't work you can use the same approach to look for new opportunities. I have not yet made the time to do the exercises and these are absolutely key to getting the most out of it.

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Categories: book

Dancing without sound

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1 min, 45 words

My daughter loves dancing - always has done - whether it is street, contemporary or ballet. However she faces none of the challenges the dancers (and musicians) in this video face. I won't spoil it here ... just watch.

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Categories: life