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When you miss the target

August 29, 2008

What happens when you’ve got a specific target in mind … and it all goes wrong? There are a couple of things I love about this clip, above and beyond the fact that it’s just hilarious to see what happened

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The Great Work Library #1

August 29, 2008

I recently asked people on my blog and through my LinkedIn profile what two book titles they would have in their Great Work Library. I had hundreds of responses – and will sort them and post them on this blog

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Where are you putting your attention?

August 27, 2008

Part of the secret of more Great Work and less Good Work is to stop getting distracted by the Good Work. It’s easier said than done, and this video by my friend Dan Trommater shows just how tricky it can

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Which battles do you fight?

August 26, 2008

I’ve just been speaking to Graeme Maher, currently CEO of Vodaphone Qatar and previously CEO of Vodaphone in New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and the Czech Republic. I asked him what advice he might offer up to middle managers, struggling to

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“Good is the enemy of Great” (Great Work quote)

August 25, 2008

“Good is the enemy of Great” ~Jim Collins, management writer Although Collins’ book Good to Great is focused on the key structural characteristics that make a company soar, his quote is just as appropriate for anyone managing their day to

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