Start with Why

Simon Sinek gave a brilliant TED talk in 2013 entitled “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” and according to him, it all comes down to Why. The theory, is that Why is at the centre of everything we do, and that it informs our How and our What, but that most businesses start with the What […]

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Start from where you are

Starting a new thing is hard. Starting a new thing that is part of an old thing is hard. Just doing something different, something new, moves us out of our comfort zone, and that is when our old friend fear comes round knocking on the door. We get scared, and we start to procrastinate and […]

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5 ways to feel the fear and do it anyway

I wrote in my last post about how important it is that we as changemakers, as people trying to do business differently, are able to recognise and acknowledge our fears as something that is holding us back, and to take action despite it. I don’t think there is a magic bullet that will suddenly allow […]

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What does it mean to be an ethical business?

I posted yesterday about the difference between an ‘ethical business’ and a ‘normal’ one, and it generated quite a debate on my Facebook page around what ethical actually means, especially in terms of a business. I did a spot of googling and apparently the word ethical comes from the Greek ethos meaning “moral character” and describes a […]

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My Mission

I like the idea of having a ‘mission’. It makes me feel like I should don a cape and start wearing my pants on top of my trousers. Or at least be able to tackle the dirty washing pile… According to the dictionary, a ‘mission’ is: an important task that people are given to do That […]

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