Don’t underestimate the power of #3
Managers in 2020 have a huge amount to deal with.
You have to lead your team through the worst pandemic since 1918, the worst recession in 300 years and a complete sea-change in how and where people work.
How can you manage all of those things while still looking after your performance and wellbeing?
Luckily, for us, we can learn a lot from a group of people whose wisdom has been battle-tested through 2,000 years of human experience. The 19 Stoic philosophers, of which the most famous are Cato, Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius (remember Gladiator?) …
And what to remember when you are in one
One evening, a man walking home after a night out, thought he saw a fifty-pound note at the bottom of a deep hole in roadworks near the city centre.
He jumped in to grab it but was disappointed. It wasn’t a fifty-pound note. It was a food wrapper.
Then he realised the fifteen feet sheer walls made it impossible to get out of the hole.
He called for help, but no-one came. The city fell dark and silent.
He got cold and frightened. …
#8 took me twenty years to understand
One of my favourite films growing up was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where Indie goes in search of the Holy Grail.
In the film, it’s the chalice that Jesus drank from at the last supper that is believed to have miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance. Who wouldn’t want that?
For more than twenty years I’ve chased the Holy Grail of performance and success.
“How can I get better? How can I be more like ‘X’? How can I be successful? How can I…?”
“What’s the one thing that they do? …