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How not to join a cult

Ok, this is all about exploring the pitfalls of toxic tribalism and the power of different points of view, being challenged and embracing the potential of changing our minds.

In this strange world we occupy (and this particular moment in time) we seem to be littered with tribal movements who want to tell us their way is the best way to X, Y and Z. Not only that, you must also shun any other way of living or philosophy on navigating the world too.

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What I learned in 2020

Well, what a year that was! Probably a slight understatement but it’ll be a year we won’t soon forget and one forever burnt into our history.

I’ve heard many people say that 2020 has been a lost year.

However, I can’t agree with this. I don’t think it’s been lost, rather I think it’s one that’s presented a variety of opportunities, and time (whether good or bad) to slow down to assess how we’ve been living up till now.

So, with the turbulence of 2020 comes a somewhat diverse set of learnings from my own world in the last 12 months. Here’s a few that I believe are worth sharing.

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What a special forces soldier taught me about the necessity of vulnerability

No one is completely strong or weak.

You would assume the topics of vulnerability and the SAS (Special Air Service, a special forces branch of the British Army) aren’t something you’d commonly find pieced together in a sentence.

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Top 21 thoughts of 2020 that will make you a badass in 2021

Here’s the latest in my yearly series of curated thoughts that could make you a better human next year.

This quick post contains a treasure trove of the top free content that I’ve shared in 2020, all neatly packed into those lists that we all love at this time of the year.

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Crafting curiosity: The essential ingredient to behaviour change and growth

The most important factor, which I find is hardly ever discussed when looking to create personal, cultural and organisational change, is measuring the current level of curiosity.

In most cases we need to craft curiosity around the outcome you wish to achieve.

You’re probably aware of this already (or I hope you’re at least!) but people are mostly motivated by self interest.

Recognising that we are missing out on something that others in our community are a part of is a massive motivation in taking action.