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Andrew Nicol
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Lead and Live Vividly
Lead and Live Vividly

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Thank you to the many people I’ve connected with this year, who gave me an unimaginable gift. Thank you for the irreplaceable gift of your time. As I head off for a short break tomorrow and I didn’t want to leave without saying Thank You! Thank you for…

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I learnt recently that WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement 40". The 40 means it was his 40th attempt at developing the product

I learnt recently that WD-40 stands for “Water Displacement 40”. The 40 means it was his 40th attempt at developing the product. The  inventor Norm Larsen had tried 39 times to find a way to displace water to stop rusting in the aerospace industry. When…

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You’ve heard the saying “Leaders are readers.” I know longer believe that is true!

You’ve heard the saying “Leaders are readers.” I know longer believe that is true! That’s because just reading for reading’s sake is not a healthy leadership trait. Great leaders are educators. Meaning, they are always learning. And always teaching. They…

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I’ve come to understand that perfect is the enemy of speed.

We no longer live in a world where everyone feels the need to always strive for perfection. As a leader and self-diagnosed perfectionist this poses some big challenges. There are no perfect decisions; more time, does not equal more right. In fact, the…

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What to get promoted? Do all of your job & 1/2 of your bosses!

“What did you do to get promoted?” she asked, hoping for a leadership gem.  “I got lucky” I said, knowing it wasn’t the whole answer. I had just been sharing about the period of my life where I went from being a courier to a senior manager in New…

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Our brains are plastic. Our behaviours are changeable. #youcanchange

My neighbour’s bach (holiday home) sits on the sand dunes a short distance from the beach. The walking track from the bach to the beach sort of dog-legs through the sand dunes. It doubles back, and makes the walk longer than it could be. But while the…

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Nowadays, particularly in start-ups, ‘failing often’ or ‘failing fast’ is seen as a badge of honour. Because you can learn so much from failure.

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Instead of paying our kids to mow the lawns we could start paying them to be creative, or to learn.

Around our house we have duties that everyone has to do each week on rotation as a part of being in the family. Then there are the tasks like mowing the lawns which I can do for free, or the kids can do for money. Of course the first question is “how much…

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Maybe today is the biggest scariest day you’ve had in a while. Don’t let that stop you looking for moments that make today special.

“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s Today.” squeaked Piglet. “My Favorite day.” said Pooh. Is today your favourite day? Or are you caught up in the frustrations of yesterday or concerns for tomorrow. Maybe today is the biggest scariest day you’ve had in a…

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“I hope all the leaders of the world can try and do good” Abdullah Kurdi says a year after his two sons and wife drowned trying to flee Syria. A year ago this image of the limp dead body of his 3 year-old son Alan, shocked our minds and grabbed our hearts…
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