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What’s the difference between leadership and management?

Leadership vs Management, who wins in a fight? The terms.. Read more

Four steps to changing the world

How to change the world: Step One. 1. Be Frustrated. .. Read more

Not all difficult conversations are the same.

Not all difficult conversation are the same. Do you know the difference?

One of the key things to understand about difficult conversations is they come in three forms and if we get the form wrong, the conversation session can go extremely badly.

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The Opposite of Capitalism is not Socialism

The Opposite of Capitalism is not Socialism

May 15, 2023 Benjamin Drury

The opposite of capitalism is not socialism or communism it’s community and relationship. Capitalism = transactional.  If I have enough money I can get what I want, even if I’m an ar$ehole.  It doesn’t matter how unpleasant I am as a human, if I have the bank balance, I get what I want. That’s how capitalism works because it is purely transactional.  We.. Read more

Looking for balance in debates

Looking for balance in debates

April 18, 2023 Benjamin Drury

We appear to be in an era where it’s tough to dig through the nonsense and find the truth. Part of the reason for this is that the conversation is not balanced. It’s not balanced to have a reputable educated peer-reviewed professor on one side of the debate and a high school educated conspiracy theorist on the other just because.. Read more

Learning from the Garbage

May 18, 2021 Benjamin Drury

It’s amazing what people throw out and as the old saying goes, “one man’s garbage is another man’s gold.”

Success is not just waking up, it’s getting up!

April 24, 2021 Benjamin Drury

The difference between successful people and other people is the difference between getting up and waking up! Waking up is easy. We all wake up! But as the nights close in and the the cold mornings become a daily reality, getting up is not so easy. It’s all too easy to hit snooze one more time. To pull the duvet.. Read more

The greatest leader in history?

April 24, 2021 Benjamin Drury

I’ve been re-reading a book (Shackleton’s Way) that explores Sir Ernest Shackleton’s amazing and aptly named Endurance Expedition.  Perhaps the greatest heroic failure in history. The Endurance expedition never made it’s goal.  It barely even got started.  It fell at the very first hurdle.  The ship taking the expedition team to Antarctica got stuck in an ice floe, one day’s.. Read more