3.6 Engagement

Posted by Mike Kaaks

05 May 2019

Considering the question of Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Will

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2.5 Substantial or Expedient?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

25 March 2019

Looking at the issues around the rate of growth.

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2.4 Shrink to Greatness

Posted by Mike Kaaks

25 March 2019

Considering growth from both the personal and business perspectives.

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2.2 Permission or Forgiveness

Posted by Mike Kaaks

13 March 2019

this is a time-worn phrase whose continued existence reinforces it's value. Sometimes you have to take the reins.

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2.1 Your Motivations

Posted by Mike Kaaks

13 March 2019

This topic draws on the work of Dan Pink and the way he distinguishes between intrinsic and extrinsic motivations. This is about you, and the way you lead your people.

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2.0 Section 2: Introduction

Posted by Mike Kaaks

13 March 2019

In this section of the blog we move on from the questions about Being and Doing to consider how you prefer to go about what it is that you do.

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1.10 Section 1: Conclusion

Posted by Mike Kaaks

04 March 2019

Well, that's Section One done! Has anything changed for you? Hopefully your inner vice is now equipped with new insights about your being.

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1.9 Ennobling or Self Serving?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

02 March 2019

By now I hope you have developed a feel for how this model works. One of my editors pointed out that in this and a number of other topics, my biases are showing. I have left things that way both to be true to who I am and to stimulate your reaction to the issue you are considering. Going back to the beginning, I see us as about who we are not what we have done. Part of my goal is to pull you towards that place.

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1.8 Pragmatic or Idealistic?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

02 March 2019

Do you follow your heart or your mind? If you imagine a continuum running between your head and your heart, where on that line do most of your decisions and choices arise?

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1.7 Plan or Planning?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

02 March 2019

The alternatives discussed here rise from a quote attributed to Dwight Eisenhower, who said he found plans useless, but planning indispensable. Somewhere beneath these succinctly put alternatives lies the issue of how far do we go before getting on with whatever it is we are planning for.

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1.6 Managing or Leading?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

28 February 2019

Much is spoken about Leadership. What resonates most with me is that it attaches to each of us individually, not to the positions we hold. Do you allow yourself to lead?

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1.5 In which Age do you live?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

28 February 2019

Dan Pink, in his book A Whole New Mind speaks of a Conceptual Age as the present time, mapping it against the flow from the Agrarian Age , to the Industrial Age, through Knowledge to our time now. Where are your thinking and behaviours anchored?

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1.4 Cosmopolitan or Parochial?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

03 February 2019

Are you anchored in the status quo or do you find it easy to engage with the changing world?

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1.3 Left Brain vs Right Brain?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

14 January 2019

Are you Creative, Intuitive, Artistic? Or are you more inclined to be logical and factbased?

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1.2 Being vs Doing?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

09 December 2018

Are you a function of what you have done or who you are?

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1.1 How well do you know yourself?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

23 August 2018

Knowing yourself is a key part of what this blog is all about. In this first section is an opportunity to reflect on how well you know yourself.

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1.0 Section 1: Introduction — Why Follow these posts in the Absolutely You series?

Posted by Mike Kaaks

23 August 2018

Over the coming weeks this series of posts will provide an opportunity to reflect on yourself whilst at the same time seeing the usefulness of a continuum in your coaching conversations.

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