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School teachers and helicopters
Feb 29 2016

School teachers and helicopters

The helicopter hovered in the sunshine over the school playing fields. Swarms of little figures in school uniforms poured out of the building, faces turned to the sky. Clothes and hair billowing, staff members joined the children and I saw my husband appear too. He waved. As...

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Feb 18 2016

Swimming in the rain

This weekend my idea of going to the beach for a swim began to look less than awesome when it started to rain really hard. Clutching my towel, short wetsuit wriggled up to my waist, I looked out of the window doubtfully. My children seemed completely unperturbed. As...

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Feb 11 2016

At least be open.

Standing in the blazing 2.45pm sunshine waiting for my kids to burst out of their classroom I felt my anger ebb away. An acquaintance, Dan, stood nearby and so I told him my tale of woe. After a long drive I’d been STARVING and needed a sandwich...

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Motivation, inspiration, getting to events, making the effort, whatever it takes
Feb 08 2016

Caught but not taught

Some parts of your business are going to be technical. You practice, take action, get it a little bit wrong and a little bit right, and repeat the whole cycle to get improvement. But some parts of your business are harder, if not impossible, to quantify....

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Feb 04 2016

Learning to Swim

How did you learn to swim? Did you read some great books about how to do it? Maybe. But I bet you didn’t. If you’re like me, you got in the pool. Water went up your nose. It was scary some of the time. It didn’t look pretty for a while. My arm-bands...

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