Day 38 – It always comes back to Cookies

A friend asked me today how things were going since I finished my thirty days of healthy focused living and I had to answer truthfully. It's been really hard. Thirty days was definitely enough to change my hardware so to speak. Sugar tastes too sweet, large meals give me stomach aches and I'm wearing a … Continue reading Day 38 – It always comes back to Cookies

Intentional Living – How my 30 day challenge has transformed my perspective…and my waistline

Tomorrow, my thirty day healthy living challenge is over. For thirty days straight I will have eaten the right foods, exercised every day, gone to bed at the right time, and focused on my priorities. I even kept a journal, entering the milestones of the day each night before going to bed, every day. The … Continue reading Intentional Living – How my 30 day challenge has transformed my perspective…and my waistline

From Intentional Business to Intentional Living – Adapting the Flywheel concept to drive your personal development journey

I am a student of business as much as a student of life. I am fascinated by what makes a good business great and no one has done more research on this topic than Jim Collins, the author of “Good to Great” and “Great by Choice” Recently I have been studying Collin’s concept of the … Continue reading From Intentional Business to Intentional Living – Adapting the Flywheel concept to drive your personal development journey

Build your Lean Transformation with the Flywheel Effect

In 2007, my Managing Director at the time handed me a book. Right in that moment, I didn’t realise the profound effect this book would have on the way I would view business, leadership and improvement in the future. It just looked like any other business book and I had read plenty. This was no … Continue reading Build your Lean Transformation with the Flywheel Effect

Slowing Down Time With Intentional Living

I have been working hard on living intentionally over the last few weeks and I’ve noticed one key thing. Time slows down when you focus on what’s important to you. After work, the evening often flies past as we manage meals, homework, showers and stories for the kids before collapsing on the couch for some … Continue reading Slowing Down Time With Intentional Living

Lean Leadership – Using PDCA to drive improvements to the next level

It happens in every system. You find a problem, record your current state, experiment towards the target vision, come up with a fantastic solution and feel that great sense of achievement from making your environment better. Time passes, your system is in place and working, you even see some improvement in your system. However, it’s … Continue reading Lean Leadership – Using PDCA to drive improvements to the next level

Lean Leadership – Why you must celebrate those tiny lean successes

I’ve heard it many times from really successful managers. “We’re doing improvement, we’re just not documenting it.” My eyebrows always raise a bit when I hear this particular phrase. That’s because the manager is missing a fantastic opportunity to energise and motivate their team with the magic of recognition and celebration of success. As an … Continue reading Lean Leadership – Why you must celebrate those tiny lean successes