What would you like to learn from amazing people? Join me on a journey where I interview people like Galileo, Helena Rubinstein, Albert Einstein, Nancy Astor, Martin Luther, Abraham Lincoln, Louis Pasteur, Antonio Vivaldi and others. Each one of them were outstanding achievers and leaders in the fields of science, business, politics, philosophy, music and other areas. We can achieve a lot by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Billy Joel wrote the famous song called Piano Man, no doubt based on his observations from what he noticed as he played in bars and cafés as a young man. I am now in a similar situation. Each day, I play the piano at the Baby Grand Lounge at the Oasis in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, [...]
What do you want most in life? For some people, it is money. Others will choose fame. Some will choose power. Many will choose love and affection. Those who are ill, and in pain, will probably choose good health. In a recent discussion, a friend of mine said that he wanted recognition and appreciation. [...]
Mark Twain the great American writer and Florence Nightingale, the inspirational nurse, had something in common. They were leaders in their respective fields. Likewise, William Shakespeare and Michelangelo made their mark as leaders, at a time when it was more difficult to succeed than it is today. After all, there were no computers or emails. [...]
Recently, I was at a conference and asked my views on teamwork and how people can work together effectively. I said it starts by each individual understanding their talents and how they use their time. There are eight main areas, as shown in the model on this page. Using the Team Management Profile Questionnaire. it [...]
How often have you met someone with a special talent who has not had the opportunity to demonstrate it? A while ago, I met Emily Hamilton when she visited us while on holiday. At our meeting, I asked her what she liked doing. ‘Drawing is my hobby,’ she said. As I was writing a book on [...]
This week, I went to a professional workshop where about 100 people attended. They were there because the theme was about improving ones personal performance. It was an interesting event and well presented. I was asked to thank the speaker and say some words about amazing people who had achieved a great deal in their [...]