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“There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.” Mark Nepo The check-in guard gazed over my body with vigilance, distracted in his professional duties by the purple butterfly bag draped over my left shoulder. The stern, dower face softened, and I knew a witty comment had arisen into his head the moment a glowing grin heightened … Continue reading Saying Goodbye To The Canadian Dream
Over the last five years I’ve worked hard for my company. When I started, my role was performing lots of mundane tasks like ensuring the photocopier paper was fully stacked. Yes, these jobs were crap only because some lazy guy in management didn’t want to get his hands dirty when he went for his printout. … Continue reading When it All Goes Wrong: Lessons from a Failed Project
You’re in a situation where you find your goals aren’t going to the plan you set earlier in the year. Don’t despair, it is possible to turn your failing goals around… As we approach the last quarter of the year, I realise how little progress I’ve actually made with most of my goals. It’s a … Continue reading How To Turn Failing Goals Around (That Actually Works…)
The first day… “What the hell have I let myself in for?...” Here I was, a quiet, shy, introvert, living his first day, of the university experience – and I hated it… I’d left my safe boring job, and my safe quiet home, to move into a pokey student terrace house sharing the space with … Continue reading The Introverts Guide To Survive The First Year At University
“John, what is the word for mouse?” Teesside John, pauses, he’s sat behind me in the lecture hall so I don’t actual get to see his body language, but I sense his discomfort as he stumbles to try and answer a question he doesn’t actually know the answer to. The sound of his voice stutters, … Continue reading What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence
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