Should you follow your heart?

13 March 2020 This is a tricky time for anyone in a leadership position. As always, people look to you to make decisions, to give advice and to show guidance. But this time the issue is not about your business, which you know so well. What to do? Consider this method that Sigmund Freud suggested…

What do you worry about?

28 February 2020 Time was when we worried about things that never came to pass. That was then. This is now. Now things we could not imagine, things we did not know we should worry about, are happening. Nope, I’m not talking about those Big Nasty Things playing out on the global stage. The problem…

Who annoyed you this week?

21 February 2020 Today I have two heavy questions for you: Who annoyed you this week? Who let you down this week? Okay, here’s the obvious third question. Why are those “heavy” questions? Because if you don’t deal with them enlightenedly, they will weigh you down for a lengthy period. How enlightenedly? Forgive and let…

Your Plan B and Plan C

15 February 2020 Last Friday morning, just past 8:00, the power went off while I was working on my PC. This power vacuum left me free to think. One of the thoughts I thought I thought I would share with you. (I think you might need to read that again.) But I could not share the thought…

Dealing with the expected

First, an introduction from an old Nonsense At Work radio/podcast piece: *** Dealing with the unexpected is said to be the most difficult aspect of business life. My experience has taught me the opposite. The most difficult thing to manage is the expected. Let’s face it, business is boring.  It’s the same nonsense over and…

Saving your responses

I have been saving your responses. Have you? Soon we will have enough history that should make for interesting reading: Are there patterns? Recurring themes? History repeating? Are you stuck or stubborn? Making progress or treading water? – Pointers on my Path are these

The first Friday Trigger Questions

All clients asked to receive the questions on a Friday afternoon, and not on a Monday morning. (Here’s the argument for either Monday or Friday questions.): :- Here are your Friday Questions. Note: Use the questions in brackets to drive you to deeper reflection. You will benefit if you also answer them in writing. Note:…

“James works hard on your problems and you’ll get your money’s worth. He’s the real deal.” (Chairman & CEO)

“There is no doubt James is a major part of our success.” (Founder & President)

“The complex challenges we faced – none could have been achieved without the steady guidance and advice of James McIntosh.” (Executive Director)

“James established himself as an outstanding mentor and a variety of executives and staff (including the writer) sought his council regularly.” (CEO)