The Daily Paradox

Thinking Time

Setting aside time to think is useless unless you know how to think. As our Solutions Society takes over more and more of our decisions it may be timely to remind potential and aspiring thinkers about how it is done. If this seems a bit like reinventing the wheel let me say that many clients…
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Questions are more than important

Anyone who has had small children to deal with knows that they learn instinctively by asking questions. So much so that their questions can become quite tiresome. The good parent never tires of answering them because they are the foundation of the child’s intellectual and moral code. It’s not just the answers either but how…
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Two rungs up the ladder

Clients who come to us for help invariably want to improve. They want to ‘do better’ at work, be more of a ‘success’ (in their own eyes and in the eyes of others), rack up the sort of achievements they see other people gazetting. It is wholly good to have these aspirations but they are…
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Employable, not Viable

This neat little phrase struck me the other day when I was talking to a representative of a leading American Business School. It seemed to sum up the output of many universities and business schools and I found that sad. Life is about viability, of which employability is a part, albeit an important one. But…
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