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#171: Love+Work

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Dear friends This week the 2023 Booker Prize longlist was announced. It is wonderful to see the inclusion of Nigerian author Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s A Spell of Good Things. If you missed it, I shared my thoughts about it in this letter (it…

# 145: What the CEOs Are Saying

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“Leaders are the emotional thermostats of those they lead, and our habits as leaders can spread like a contagion” – Chip Conley Dear Friends At the end of last year, I asked how I could improve this letter. Many of…

#133: The Power Of Friendship

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I have been thinking about the power of friendship. My thoughts have been triggered by creative partnerships. Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Skin and Len Arran, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the list goes on…all their histories share a similar…

It Is Your Choice. You Can Choose.

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Hello friends There’s a lot to say today, so let’s get to it… / STRATEGY The seeds were planted as I read London Business School Professor Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini’s Humanocracy. They note that 34% of US employees work in…

Life is Not a Solo Flight

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Good morning friends Can you believe that this month my coaching practice is two years old and that today is this newsletter’s 80th edition? I have been fortunate to coach an amazing array of people – founders of businesses of all…

Loneliness

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We will spend most of our adult lives working. Yet, study after study tells us that most of us are just turning up for work. The work that we do to generate our livelihoods does not fully engage us. That…

Care for your clients

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Good morning friends When I started this weekly letter, I couldn’t clearly state why I thought it was useful. One impulse was rooted in the Aristotelian position that “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act…