Tough and Kind

On three occasions I have read a book and thought, if everyone read this book, the world of work would be a different place. The first was Sheryl Sandberg’s, Lean In, now five years in print. The second was The Wife Drought, by Annabel Crabb. And the third came just recently in the form of Live, Lead, Learn, by Gail Kelly.

Yes, as a professional my late 20s, women and corporate life are my bias. But I do believe that the lessons and ideas presented in each of these books are relevant to everyone.

My new rug feat. Gail

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Let the games begin

As children, our parents made up little games to motivate us to complete difficult and mundane tasks.

‘Hop in the car please’ never worked. ‘Race you to the car!’ did. ‘Quiet please’ saw us chatting seconds later. ‘I’ll time you and see if you can stay quiet for 1 hour’ hushed us for half that time.

A few choice words had our 5-year-old selves tackling the simplest of tasks like they were the greatest personal challenges of our lifetime. How so?

If I run and don't Strava, did I even run at all?

If I ran and didn’t Strava, did I even run at all?

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