Movies with Meaning – The Flying Scotsman and inspiring leaders

Weekly series. Please send in your movies via email, twitter etc. Our format  :

  • Three movies with meaning (and movies you love and recommend!)
  • One sentence on the core meaning you take from it
  • Send a link to a YouTube clip from the movie that speaks to that meaning

 

First of all this week.. come on folks, send me your favourites.. join in !

Anyway, the other day I wrote about a favourite watch I have that was inspired by the importance of valuing each hour, and it itself inspired by the amazing Graeme Obree, aka “The Flying Scotsman”.

So, this week, three movies of and around inspirational sporting leaders and heroes.

Continue reading “Movies with Meaning – The Flying Scotsman and inspiring leaders”

Writing I Love – The Four Agreements

Right now I have some posts bubbling up in me around the distillation of some simple concepts for leaders. This reminds me of one of the most powerful books I’ve read.

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On the surface these agreements are blinding simple.

However, as will all knowledge that lands in us as wisdom, there is much to learn in practicing these agreements in the way we live. Continue reading “Writing I Love – The Four Agreements”

Supporting Entrepreneurs – Mr Jones Watches

**A friend recently reminded me of the power of walking the walk in supporting entrepreneurs. After all, I’m one myself and always have been in different ways. I do support entrepreneurs through my work, through mentoring, through speaking and many other ways. One additional way is to publicise entrepreneurs who offer products and services I love !**

Several years ago I came across a wonderful concept watch from Mr Jones Watches, an homage to the remarkable Graeme Obree, who smashed the one hour record for cycling in a stunning way captured in the film The Flying Scotsman.

That watch, pictured below, was a limited edition, and every hour revealed a fresh word, a context for that hour, a way to remind us to be present to life, to value each hour. Continue reading “Supporting Entrepreneurs – Mr Jones Watches”

How you do anything…a Leaders angle

I was reminded by Gaping Void today of this :

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“How you do anything… is how you do everything”

Or, as a way to observe this in yourself and others, watch how people treat those who they feel don’t matter to them.

When you are in busy public places ? do they act in a considerate way to others or just push past in a single-minded fashion ?

In a restaurant, how do they treat the staff ?

Do they thank the bus driver when they get off the bus ?

In general, are they present, observant to other human beings, no matter their station or status ?

Now, for leaders, be very wary. Continue reading “How you do anything…a Leaders angle”

Voracious learning and #OpenLeadership

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As a leader, where do you go for alternative learnings, ideas, thoughts to stretch yourself ? Where do you go beyond your known knowns and known unknowns ?

As for me, I’m intensely curious, a voracious learner.

An example was that yesterday I went to an event hosted by the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, otherwise known as CUSPThe event was an afternoon of panel discussions plus a keynote, titled :

NATURE OF PROSPERITY: ETHICS AND UTOPIAS

Last November I went to the Kilkenomics Economics and Comedy Festival (written about often on this blog, I loved it.. and the “craic” !).

Both featured brilliant thinkers and both events could not have been more different.

Kilkenomics, at the core, is centred around traditional economic theory and principles, about how can we do capitalism better (to wildly simplify).

The Ethics and Utopias event was, again to simplify, about Sustainable Prosperity, which, as the event notes define: “involves a more wholesale rethinking of the nature of value, human flourishing and our conception of the future“.

In my experience as a leader and working with leaders, I see value in all the arguments made, which for regular readers is unsurprising. I am a ‘recovering’ Chartered Accountant, so get the numbers and economic principles, although on the flipside, I do have some esoteric thoughts, and one note I made during the event was :

“Fascinating conversation about poetic language to express ideas. Sentio ergo sum. Rational language cannot create transcendent shifts of belief.”

I do believe that we need both a foundation of understanding of numbers and core principles, but also that our world has moved to a point of “progress” (quotes intentional) that alternative models are the future.

Oh, and perhaps other than me, the only bridge between these events is Kate Raworth, who also lectured for CUSP recently on her alternative model, Doughnut Economics.

To develop new models for sustainable prosperity not based on “groupthink”, we need really open and brave dialogue. I applaud CUSP for creating this through their “nature of prosperity dialogue” series.

My key learning from this event ? From one of the speakers, Ruth Levitas :

“Utopias give you a space in which you can imagine radically different systems”

Smashing Paradigms – What is Bravery ?

{latest in a developing series on Smashing Paradigms}

For my story-telling explanation of the definition of a Paradigm, see “What is a Paradigm“. 

One way of defining a paradigm is “an unconsciously held belief that limits us from fresh thinking” or “we’ve always done it this way”

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(c) smasherofficial.com

 

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We often think of bravery as the stuff of myth and legend, passed down through the ages.

What if, instead, we simply considered bravery to be relative to how it feels to the individual. Take a look at the picture above. Does that boy look brave to you ?

More on that later on, but first some stories on bravery in different forms, from leading, to rebuilding, to reframing mental health conversations. Continue reading “Smashing Paradigms – What is Bravery ?”

Know Thyself – the story of Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever

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Thanks to my friend and Creative Visionary, Maeve Gillies, for sharing this article with me from the NY Times: “Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness

My writing on this site is all focussed to some degree around Leadership. In leading and in working with leaders, I truly believe that among the keys to being an effective leader are attributes such as curiousity, humility, and being on a lifelong quest for self-knowledge.

In the modern world, so much of our time is dedicated to being busy, working hard, and yet no matter how hard we work, it often feels to so many that is is never enough. This from one of the Yale students taking the course :

“In reality, a lot of us are anxious, stressed, unhappy, numb,” said Alannah Maynez, 19, a freshman taking the course. “The fact that a class like this has such large interest speaks to how tired students are of numbing their emotions — both positive and negative — so they can focus on their work, the next step, the next accomplishment.”

Powerful words, and such energy and drive was enough for this to be the most subscribed course in the 316 year history of that august institution.

Leaders who choose to work with me quickly get used to me challenging them to do less and be more. To take time out of their busy-ness to create space. Browse this site and you’ll see so many posts around these themes in different ways

.. and yet… for those leading businesses, it may seem counter-intuitive, but the most world class of leaders have the presence, the empathy, the understanding, that can come only from taking time to, as the ancients in Delphi put it “know thyself”.

Still, don’t take my word for it, trust in the wisdom of the great Calvin & Hobbes.

 

 

Movies with Meaning – Eclectic selection

Weekly series. Please send in your movies via email, twitter etc. Our format  :

  • Three movies with meaning (and movies you love and recommend!)
  • One sentence on the core meaning you take from it
  • Send a link to a YouTube clip from the movie that speaks to that meaning

The last few posts in this series were themed, this one an eclectic variety !

One a repeat favourite but with a meaning from the master of daily posts, Seth Godin.

The next a hysterically funny clip that also makes a serious point about going beyond limits.

Finally, our third clip this week one of the most powerful and wonderfully constructed movie speeches of all time.

Continue reading “Movies with Meaning – Eclectic selection”

Writing I Love – Coelho on Frankl

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I saw this the other day, a reminder of something I shared on Facebook three years ago.

Two of my absolute favourite books (and my posts about each of them) are :

Coelho encapsulates the wisdom of Frankl beautifully in the image above, and I am also reminded of a very wise man more than 2000 years prior.

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

 

 

How do you like them (bitcoin) tulips ?

Today is Monday February 12th.

On October 23rd, 2017 I posted “What a Fool Believes about Bitcoin“, at which stage the price of Bitcoin was $5920.

The price then raced up even faster and peaked at around $19200 in mid December.

Today the price is ? …. heck, it jumps around so best to check it realtime, but at the moment this was typed, the rollercoaster was back down to around $7000.

Felt to post this today to continue to again state that Bitcoin per se has no intrinsic value, hence nobody is “investing” in it, instead they are speculating that someone will pay more than them for the BTC they buy.

Roubini on BTC

Nouriel Roubini is known as “Dr Doom”, but he did call the great depression. I remember vividly he and Ian Bremmer coming to Cayman shortly after (and before Cayman had felt caught pneumonia from the global cold of the financial crisis) and they tag-teamed to demolish all optimism.. and we all knew they were right as they said it !

To paraphrase the Matt Damon character in one of my favourite scenes in one of my top ten movies of all time, “How do you like them tulips?”

Two clips for the scene… first the take down….

Then the punchline…

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

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Recently I wrote “If I”d had more time….” around the story :

“On being complemented for writing a erudite, entertaining and educational letter to a national newspaper, Mark Twain said: “Thank you. If I’d had more time I would have written a shorter one.””

Now, I also wrote in that piece about the fact that this was erroneously attributed to Mark Twain, and mused on why these attributions are so readily created to certain people.

The wonderful quote above is attributed to Da Vinci. Once again, no source for this can be found, but hey, I still LOVE the line !

Oh, and another thought from my recent post “Wisdom – what makes a masterpiece?” is that wisdom is “Something that, as soon as you hear it, feels like you always knew it”

I write this having this week spent a day with a wonderful large team who spend their days working on complex issues, researching and reporting them. Often they create reports that are many tens of pages long.

I asked them “what would good look like ?” and they said “no more than three of four pages”. I then asked “what would great look like ?” and the answer was “one page”.

That felt like wisdom to me. So, at the end of six hours together, they aligned around a report for themselves from their day of collaboration and discussion. The length of that report ? One page 😜

Purpose, work, gifts, sharing

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“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”

~ David Viscott

“Our highest purpose is to share knowledge.”

from the Luc Besson movie “Lucy”

What are my Gifts ?

Insights, Bravery and Belief.

What is my Purpose ?

#ToInspire, through living my gifts in service of others

How do I give my gift away and share knowledge ?

In every interaction I seek to help others, and also this is why I write every day.

I hope this stimulates your own thoughts around your Gifts, Purpose and what knowledge you can share.

Smashing Paradigms – Ellen

{latest in a developing series on Smashing Paradigms}

For my story-telling explanation of the definition of a Paradigm, see “What is a Paradigm“. 

One way of defining a paradigm is “an unconsciously held belief that limits us from fresh thinking” or “we’ve always done it this way”

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Last week in this column I wrote about #TheFutureIsFemale.

Today, a female leader written about by another.

Bravery, integrity and truth are all attributes of a true leader.

I recently read the words of my dear friend Taylor Burrowes, otherwise known as Dr. Babe, and an inspiring brave leader herself, on the impact of Ellen DeGeneres :

“It’s amazing how quickly the public reacts to headlines, and how unceremoniously it rejects someone — but only true graceful warriors can arise to such humble heights! She is magic, in her own right and in her own way — she celebrates life and her god-given talents authentically, embracing the hardships of life (and her crying fans) without letting them break her spirit. Her spirit is joy. I hope Ellen is absorbing the momentous life she has created and that the public doesn’t wait for her passing to truly appreciate the angel of joy and humility that she is, remarkably.”

This video was released to celebrate Ellen’s 60th birthday in January 2018. A wonderful and inspiring watch.

To stay ahead of AI, teach our kids to play sports

Today I was mentoring someone and we talked about what we can do for our children to support them in our fast changing world where we are so focussed on being busy.

I reflected on the fact that my three boys have all been very focussed on sports as they grew up, and I believe this has served them superbly in teaching them many values, such as grit (passion and perseverance), resilience, team-work and more. This has also brought them rich experiences and they’ve met amazing people from around the world.

A few days ago my friend Patrycja Skurzak (a brilliant coach who specialises in confidence coaching) pointed me towards another element of the speech by Jack Ma at the WEF recently (I wrote about another theme her had in that speech in #TheFutureIsFemale), and he brilliantly targets what fresh ideas and leadership are needed in education, including teaching children sports, music, arts.

First his speech exceprt, then two more thoughts. Continue reading “To stay ahead of AI, teach our kids to play sports”

Movies with Meaning – The Meaning of Time – continued

Weekly series. Please send in your movies via email, twitter etc. Our format  :

  • Three movies with meaning (and movies you love and recommend!)
  • One sentence on the core meaning you take from it
  • Send a link to a YouTube clip from the movie that speaks to that meaning

Last week I wrote about time.

We never seem to have enough of it. As Leaders, we often spend time rushing around, without time for presence, time to pause, time for silence, for solitude. (These are all recurring subjects on this site, a search on any on those terms will turn up multiple posts).

As this feels like an inexhaustible topic, today we have three more movies with premises that have us consider time. They make us think about ? :

  1. Are we all connected across time ?
  2. What is the value to us of protecting something over time ?
  3. Can we experience our whole lifetime in an instant ?

Continue reading “Movies with Meaning – The Meaning of Time – continued”

Writing I Love – “their finest hour”

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It is oft said  : “the best predictor of the future is the past

At the current time I am focussing on studying the Roman Stoics of around 2000 years ago. Their teachings are so relevant today and also at any time.

This is a site focussed on leadership. Humility is a key characteristic of being a leader others choose to follow, so let us all have the humility and invest the time to study and learn from the great leaders of our past.

Going back only 78 years, we have one of the greatest orators and leaders of the 20th century, a man who literally changed the course of world history through his insights and, far more, by his bravery in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and almost universal opposition around him. That man is Winston Churchill.

Continue reading “Writing I Love – “their finest hour””

If I’d had more time….

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The other day I was at an event where someone was answering a question about what they do to be such an effective public speaker. They hihglighted the need for taking time to prepare, with the shorter the presentation, often the longer the time it takes to prepare it.

They then used a famous story and gave an attribution. This made me smile, as I recognise how often so many quotes are misattributed, and took me to wondering why. So, first the story, then the attribution thought.

Continue reading “If I’d had more time….”

Humble Leadership – “that’s family business”

Thank you to my good friend Paul Robinson for reminding me of this. A sports leadership story today around these words “that’s family business” and what, in context they mean as a leadership story. Before I get there, the achievement of the team, then the story of “that’s family business”.

Of all the sports I’ve played, Basketball is my first and deepest love. Basketball played truly as a team is something of great beauty. Team basketball, however, is rarely seen at the absolute purest and highest level. To be a team instead of a  collection of individuals takes the willingness to absolutely subsume ego, to bring humility, and respect. Only when you have this can you align a group of sublimely talented individuals behind purpose and create the majesty of true team basketball.

For all of us, whether leading a business or simply our own presence in life, we can learn so much from this team around true leadership. So, which is the greatest basketball team ever ? Continue reading “Humble Leadership – “that’s family business””

Smashing Paradigms – #TheFutureIsFemale

{latest in a developing series on Smashing Paradigms}

For my story-telling explanation of the definition of a Paradigm, see “What is a Paradigm“. 

One way of defining a paradigm is “an unconsciously held belief that limits us from fresh thinking” or “we’ve always done it this way”

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(c) smasherofficial.com

For years we have been talking about gender equality, yet the glass ceiling is still ever present at the top echelons of business globally. More than that, boardrooms remain “pale, male and stale”. As a white male, I can only empathise with those who are not given the fair opportunity to a certain extent, but I can tell you that I feel we are not going nearly far enough in radically acting to shift this balance.

How about this. The world needs women in top business leadership not only in equal numbers to men, we need there to be MORE women than men at the top.

My thoughts I posted on LI recently when I shared a short video :

“For me, I believe we are at a turning point for the world towards leading from the feminine rather than the masculine. As with any other journey of such change, the old guard is fighting to maintain the control of (toxic) masculinity, yet the world is changing. I’m truly excited to be living in these times and ready to see and be part of the changes.

Soon we will see the shift from toxic masculinity towards leading from LQ first, so leading from feminine energy allied to masculine. #SoulLeadership”

That short video was from Jack Ma, founder of AliBaba, who talks for 40 seconds and introduce the idea of LQ as a level beyond EQ. Yes we need IQ, but the future of leadership will see both EQ and LQ.. LOVE Quotient.. vital to our leaders. Now, who will those leaders be ? Continue reading “Smashing Paradigms – #TheFutureIsFemale”

Calvin and Hobbes – Leadership Wisdom

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Yesterday I mused in this week’s “Movies with Meaning” post about the meaning of time.

Perhaps I could also have used the example of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban and featured the sub-plot of Hermione Granger and the Time Turner device that she used to be in two places at once so she could study two courses at the same time.

It seems that so many of us in this world feel we need a Time Turner, as we have so much to do, so many decisions to make, so little time… to think.

I wrote an article last year “Leadership lessons from a Swim Referee“. Lengthy though that piece is, I can capture the essence nearly as concisely as Bill Watterson with the masterful Calvin and Hobbes cartoon above.

Management is about DOING, but Leadership is about BEING.

Smash the paradigm of busy-ness, take time to think. More than that, take time to be.

I give you another link to a longer read from an earlier series, one that starts talking about the value of a leader taking time to be present to their energetic state before going to lead a team meeting, then recalls the most powerful single example of leadership on the sports field I have ever seen, one that saw a vital match won before the game started, simply by a captain BEING a leader. That article here.

 

Movies with Meaning – The Meaning of Time

Weekly series. Please send in your movies via email, twitter etc. Our format  :

  • Three movies with meaning (and movies you love and recommend!)
  • One sentence on the core meaning you take from it
  • Send a link to a YouTube clip from the movie that speaks to that meaning

Time.

We never seem to have enough of it. As Leaders, we often spend time rushing around, without time for presence, time to pause, time for silence, for solitude. (These are all recurring subjects on this site, a search on any on those terms will turn up multiple posts).

Today, then, three movies with premises that mess with time and so really give pause for thought. Take time (sorry!) to watch the clips and add them to your list to watch (or even to rewatch).

Their time bending premises ? :

  1. What if past, present and future are not linear, they are circular and so all are being formed at once, such that we know what has happened, is happening and will happen ?
  2. What is the meaning of our lives and so of the future and our present if suddenly no children can be born anywhere and to anyone ?
  3. What if you only could exist in the outside world one day in every week ?

Continue reading “Movies with Meaning – The Meaning of Time”

Writing I Love – How to Stop Time

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This week, ununsually for me, featuring a novel I just read, an exquisite story by the wonderful Matt Haig.

From the Guardian’s review, starting with the opening of the book :

“You see, I have a condition,” Tom Hazard, the narrator of this engaging novel, confesses on page one. He is quasi-immortal. “I am old – old in the way that a tree, or a quahog clam, or a Renaissance painting is old. I was born well over four hundred years ago, on the third of March 1581 …” For every 13 or 14 human years, he ages one year. But far from bringing him godlike pleasure, his condition places him at a mournful distance from the rest of humanity, doomed to see everyone he loves age and die.

From this premise our protagonist takes us back and forth through time, through the journey of his life.

As one can imagine, there is much self-examination of what it means to live such a long time.

I actually listened to this as an audiobook, as I somehow found it as the BBC featured it as their “book at bedtime” and I could download it from their radio iPlayer. I do love the BBC !

Love is the key to life, and loving life too. Fantastic plot device for the author to work with. I won’t spoil the plot, simply to say that the last few pages have so many exquisite lines in there, tying everything together.

The book is also a reminder of this quote :

“Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

As the adage goes, when you are flying and the safety announcements are going on, they say “in the event of a sudden drop in air pressure… put the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others”.

Loved Matt’s book, and the reminder of the lesson from Montaigne.

Purpose – the need for meaning is infinite

From my favourite business artist and fellow Scot of the MacLeod clan, Hugh McLeod of Gaping Void :infinite need to be meaningful GV

In the highly materialistic world we live in, most of us have more than enough “stuff”. However, what I’ve encountered many times in my life and work is that there is one thing that most people feel they don’t have enough of.

Meaning.

In Hugh’s words :

“Mattering. Making a difference. Doing something important. Being able to look back and say, “I was there”.

When Steve Jobs said, “Let’s make a dent in the Universe”, that’s what he talking about, being part of something that matters.

We have an infinite need for this.

And I think that’s beautiful.”

I do too.

Meaning is what makes life matter.

I’m with Viktor Frankl, who wrote the one book that matters to me more than any other, “Man’s Search for Meaning” (which I wrote about here)

What is your Purpose ? What brings your life and work meaning ?

 

Stoicism – The Tao of Bobby Orr

Recently I’ve been focussed on Stoicism, from reading Seneca through the pdfs published by Tim Ferris (link here), to writing twice daily in my Daily Stoic journal, the creation of Ryan Holiday.

I wrote about this in “Writing I love – The Roman Stoics“, where I captured this description of the essence of Stoicism by Ryan Holiday :

“..at the very root of the thinking, there is a very simple, though not easy, way of living. Take obstacles in your life and turn them into your advantage, control what you can and accept what you can’t.”

I then found a wonderful article by Boyd Falconer called “THE STOIC TAO OF ORR“, which delves deep into what made Bobby Orr such an amazing leader in sports.

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I do encourage reading of the Stoics, the 2000 year old wisdom is so relevant today in our age of disruption, and where institutional trust is collapsing. We need leaders now as much as at any time in history.

A few snippets from Boyd’s article, please consider them in the realm in which you are a leader, whether in business, with family, friends, community.

“There are many famous images in the history of sports photography…Included in that distinguished collection must certainly be the iconic photo of Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr suspended midair, celebrating scoring the winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup finals over the St. Louis Blues. Orr was the greatest player of his time but possibly more importantly he was most stoic leader the world of sports has ever seen.”

“Orr didn’t need to yell and scream or berate his teammates. He quietly led by example and his fellow players never ever wanted to let him down. Orr commanded respect in the most stoic way possible – he led by example. His quiet confidence and his humility was the hub in the middle of the Bruins logo that the rest of the team revolved around. He was their sun.”

“How would one explain the leadership skills that Orr displayed? The great Montreal Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden summed it up best when he said, “He brought others with him; he wanted them involved. That’s what made him so different: It felt like a five-player stampede moving toward you – and at his pace.” Orr’s aura extended to Boston sports fans who still genuflect and make the sign of the cross when his name is mentioned. The few times he attends Bruins games these days there is a palpable murmur in the stands. “Bobby is here tonight”, they say. No one needs to ask, “Bobby who?”

 

A leader is someone other choose to follow. Could stoicism be a valuable tool for you to create followers for your leadership ?

Smashing Paradigms – Legacy Careers

{latest in a developing series on Smashing Paradigms}

For my story-telling explanation of the definition of a Paradigm, see “What is a Paradigm“. 

One way of defining a paradigm is “an unconsciously held belief that limits us from fresh thinking” or “we’ve always done it this way”

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(c) smasherofficial.com

Last week I wrote “Smashing Paradigms – Why Retire” referencing the work of Chip Conley around changing demographics and the world of work.

Since that post I have been introduced to the work of Lisa Taylor and Challenge Factory of Canada.

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Wonderful graphic and wonderful visual demonstration of the changing world of work, from a two phase career to a three stage career.

  • Foundation Career
  • Mid-Career
  • Legacy Career

I particularly love the idea of a “transition with purpose”, indicating a conscious period of reflection, investment and preparation for what is to come next.

This involves smashing several paradigms, and a key one in there for me is shifting beliefs of both employers and employees in businesses such that the “legacy career” phase has both of them wanting to remain “at work” in a way that is purposeful and of value to all.

I look forward to immersing myself further in this space and would love your thoughts, plus any further introductions.

 

Movies with Meaning – Grit

Weekly series. Please send in your movies via email, twitter etc. Our format  :

  • Three movies with meaning (and movies you love and recommend!)
  • One sentence on the core meaning you take from it
  • Send a link to a YouTube clip from the movie that speaks to that meaning

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Recently I wrote about the concept of Grit (from the book by Angela Duckworth) and converted it into an Emotional Equation of :

Grit = Passion x Perseverance

This week, then, three movies about Grit.

Continue reading “Movies with Meaning – Grit”

Writing I love – Alan Watts and the meaning of life

Alan Watts was a philosopher who synthesised ancient Eatern wisdom into meaning relevant for living in modern Western society.

He died at the age of 58 in 1973, yet now he is more relevant than ever.  As Erik Davis said, his “writings and recorded talks still shimmer with a profound and galvanizing lucidity.”

We live in a modern age of ever more intense work and less and less play, where business leaders feel they have to process more and more information and make more and more decisions.

Management is about DOING, but Leadership is about BEING, so Alan Watts is wonderful reading. Continue reading “Writing I love – Alan Watts and the meaning of life”