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Execution – the courage to say no

As Stephen R. Covey says, “You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, unapologetically – to say no to other things, And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside.”

To have a friend

The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jasper the bear on leadership

Leadership is as Jasper the Bear in the springtime emerging from the cave with her cubs says: “I have to follow them I am their leader”.


“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Bernard Baruch

Stick out your neck

If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. Arthur Koestler

Following a success

After a failure, you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again but after a success, your stuck with it.

Walking in the middle

Walk in the middle of the road and you’ll get hit on both sides.

A man of value

Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value. Albert Einstein

A sailing lesson

When you are racing yachts you cannot go directly into the force of the wind you tack your way to the windward marker, sometimes many times to attain your forward motion. When we are on the far outside reaches of the tack, away from the direct line to the mark you cross back to the centre and consolidate. We do this to assess our progress and to manage the risk of unanticipated wind change that would put us far off course. We must monitor and measure our progress in the achievement of ends not the journey or the means.

Act in the face of change

Those that monitor and act in the face of change thrive, Who Moved My Cheese, Johnson