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Have You Learnt Anything From This Crisis?

Have You Learnt Anything From This Crisis?

What will change and what will stay the same? As we cautiously start thinking about a recovery phase of this crisis, what do you want to change? What lessons have you learnt out of this crisis? Or maybe more precisely, what lessons have you identified out of this crisis? Since there is usually a gulf between a lesson identified and a lesson learnt and though many manage to identify lessons those that actually execute and apply their learning are a far smaller group.

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Resilience & A Winner's Mind

Resilience & A Winner's Mind

In more normal times I work with leaders and teams helping them to have maximum impact and results. April 2020 in the midst of lockdown we are mid-storm and I am having to nurture and maintain my own resilience on a daily basis. Experience helps but resilience is not an innate condition. It’s both acquired and developed. Right now, like many people I’m speaking with it feels like I’m spending a lot of time bailing out the boat, trying to fix the sails whilst simultaneously not being sea-sick or falling overboard.

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Are You Ready to Fight?

Are You Ready to Fight?

In November 1939 the Soviet Union invaded Finland with an army of nearly half a million men. They outnumbered the Finns more than 3-1 but worse than that, the Soviet Union had 6,000 tanks and 4,000 aircraft. The Finns had 32 tanks and 114 aircraft. Against overwhelming odds and in brutal winter conditions where the temperature was frequently – 40 degrees, the Finns relied on a part of their culture called Sisu. The word has no direct translation in English but as a concept it means continuing to act even in the face of overwhelming odds and in spite of every failure and setback. It is about perseverance beyond the limits of physical and mental endurance

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