How do I navigate all the data in the universe?

For the past several weeks I’ve been detailing a series of mental models of decision-making, examples of short cuts to enable us to manage better.  Thinking more about these mental models, I thought further to realise that in our business lives, we are challenged by four BIG issues;

  1. We don’t see everything; because there’s just too much data. Some of the information we filter out is actually useful and important.
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Making the HARDEST move

and a  REFOCUS for

The hardest move I ever had to make was moving from a functional head- in my case from Business Development Project management, and before that Marketing and then Sales Director- to General Manager.  And to be honest it was the transition that I was least prepared for.

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Looking back on my previous companies, I believe that this move is the most traumatic to job candidates primarily because many of the skills that led them to be great functional heads are pretty much redundant as a new General Manager.… Read more

How to Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

Sorry, this is a bait and switch title…

Realistically,  I don’t think something you are terrible at can become something you are world-class at. Such as a weakness (can’t write)  becomes a strength (brilliant author) …  but before you click away in search of better guidance, WAIT there’s more, I’d like to introduce you to the idea of reframing your weaknesses.… Read more

Christmas shopping and DISC personality types

In a previous fun article I demonstrated how each DISC style can work bet towards creating a great holiday.

Here, lets take the same DISC approach to shopping for presents, specifically Christmas.

If you don’t know much about DISC style preferences, check it out here.  DISC can be a powerful tool for personal growth, employee testing, sales training, leadership training, and building working relationships with people different to yourself.… Read more

Holiday planning and Personality styles

I try to plan my next holiday on the journey back from the “current” holiday. It gives me something to do to avoid the emotional drain of leaving a fantastic holiday experience and return to real life once again.

When i was working it was essential to squeeze as much joy out of holidays, less so now, but for me its always good to be able to think about holidays to look forward to.… Read more