Thursday, 24 April 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Health is critical to everything. I maintain fitness by using "fast exercise" strategies. Walk 5km most days with every second day having 30 sec sprints alternate with 60 sec walking recovery. I do between 4 and 10 repeats. Every other day my walk includes a muscle focus. 30 seconds each of push ups, step ups, squats, 3 types of plank, crunches, tricep dips and bridges. The thing I like about this routine is that when I am travelling, I can cut these down to 4 - 10 minutes of highly effective daily exercise involving no equipment and very little time. For mental/emotional/spiritual health I spend a few minutes every day in mindfulness. Breathing deeply and consciously. Sometimes I add contemplation of my intention for the day. I try to do this just before I speak or deliver as well, just to ensure I am fully present in the moment. I also book out 2 x 3 day chunks in my diary as a personal retreat each year. They are timed for times of the year I am more likely to be feeling pressured and overwhelmed. Relationship wise, my wife and I book time we will spend together at the beginning of the year also. Weekends away, time at home doing nothing - these are not negotiable in the calendar. the full discussion is here
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
HOW CEO MARK PARKER RUNS NIKE TO KEEP PACE WITH RAPID CHANGE
Some great insights about Thriving and Adapting in a world characterised by rapid change.
I often say that the problem with organisations is that they like to be organised. The trap is that it creates myopic thinking and a massive blind spot about "the way things are done around here".
Mark Parker has some great insights into how to stay fluid.