When you think of successful people in history, Wilbur and Orville Wright are often highlighted as exemplars of being able to achieve your goals against all odds. In this post we explore what were the values that made the Wright Brothers a success, and what can we learn from them to achieve our own goals?
"How do confident people produce motivation from within?" When people procrastinate on a goal they are working towards, something they commonly ask is “How do I find more motivation to complete this work?” Having to find motivation seems like the wrong approach when you are talking about something you want to do. It is also … Continue reading How Confident People Stay Motivated
Recently I’ve become fascinated with Sir Winston Churchill. The reason? Throughout history there is no leadership figure with so many documented failures, who inevitably kept bouncing back. His political career was littered with examples where Churchill was nearly right or just plain wrong about a situation. Regardless, in the world of politics there is no … Continue reading The Many Failures of Winston Churchill…
Throughout history there is no leadership figure with so many documented failures, like Winston Churchill, who inevitably kept bouncing back. The infographic below explains Churchill's magic... This image is based on my post Mindset of a Serial Failure, published through the Tribe Media Newsletter. You can subscribe here. Like this post? Join the Perfect Manifesto … Continue reading Win big like Churchill
There are numerous writings that detail the importance of why history matters, these usually appeal on the level of studying human behaviour, achievement, and understanding where we come from. Perhaps idealistic, there is a belief that by knowing the past, the same mistakes can be avoided in future. History is valued in political and management literature … Continue reading Reasons Project Managers should read history
I have started writing my life story. Just by writing that statement it feels strange and narcissistic. To write your life story you have to be a celebrity or achieve something right? But I have been motivated to do this indirectly by family. I was over at my grandfather's listening to his old stories - … Continue reading Writing your life story
In the corporate world there seems to be a big hard-on to aspire towards top level leadership. Answering e-mails on your holiday or at your son's football game doesn't really sell it to me. As a by-product of this thinking many organisations almost shove this level of career development down it's workers throats. But what if … Continue reading Cogs
Recently I have been reading one of those free kindle books called "The History of the United States" by a gentleman called Cecil Chesterton. It was published near the beginning of the 20th Century, so it is written in an old fashion way and occasionally you pick up on some views that were popular at … Continue reading The Sacrifice of Alexander Hamilton