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Just like surfing in the wind

Jessica tells me that she feels at her absolute best when she’s surfing in the wind, using all the power of nature to keep herself upright and sailing in the right direction. In those moments everything around her is an enabler.

And while Jessica knows how to use the power of the wind and the waves and the flat sea and the sun, she struggles when it comes to learning how to capture the power of engagement and motivation of people. But she’s getting there. She’s gradually transitioning from being a great performing individual to one that engages others to do great things too, even when at first they do not share her vision.

In this world where everyone has precious little time, I find the trick to get things done is to constantly remind myself that I cannot do what I need to do on my own. That to succeed I must use the power and influence of everyone and everything around me to make things happen. And although I am not going to take up wind surfing, I will remind myself on difficult days that although there are many things Jessica can learn from me, there are always things I can learn from her too.

Have a good week,



2015-07-26T09:33:56+00:000 Comments

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Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaATmb9_zg

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