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We are tickled by great names

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The failure is, we are over impressed by the success of others.  We mythologize, idealize, elevate and freeze individuals on this pedestal.  Forgetting, that most successful people are the same mixed bag of strengths and…

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There’s no upside to not opening

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Closing ourselves to everything that we don’t like, can’t explain or can’t predict and control, it doesn’t serve us.  It only blocks us off from avenues and relationships that might be a source of healing…

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Forced to unearth a deeper level of meaning

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Nature, the essay that pioneered the transcendentalist movement two centuries ago, concluded with a beautiful passage about independence and the making of meaning.  Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life…

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He frightened me because he was so free

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When you know exactly who you are, that can be a trigger for people.  Especially those who are confused about who they are. Those who have failed to reach a cruising altitude for their identity.  The moment…

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It’s just another finger wagging in their face

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Addiction recovery programs have a public relations tradition that’s based on attraction, rather than promotion.  Members become walking, living, and breathing examples of what flourishing recovery looks like. And they simply make information available where individuals who…

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Looks great except change everything

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Explicit and direct communication not only alleviates potential frustration and misunderstanding, but it also saves organizations massive amounts of time.  The problem is, we’re too busy empowering each other. We’re too focused on tap dancing…

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Reach less people more deeply

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You can’t scale yourself.  Even if you could, you wouldn’t want to. Because unless you have buckets of cash, an endless supply of energy, or a human cloning machine, scaling yourself is not a sustainable…

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A level results day: What are your options?

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by Michael Cheary It’s finally arrived… After what probably seems like a lifetime of waiting, you’ve reached the culmination of the last two years of coursework, exams and hard work (delete where applicable), and now…

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UCAS clearing: How does it work?

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by Michael Cheary Want to go to university, but still waiting for an offer? Clearing could be for you… If you haven’t received a firm offer from the university you want to go to, or…

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