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Murray Wright
Welcome to my thoughts & insights around personal development. You’ll find pieces about leadership, self reflection, recommended reading and various exercises and resources to assist with growing your awareness.

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Understanding the emotional brain

Understanding the emotional brain to make more considered responses. They better we understand our emotional responses and how to manage […]

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The simplest answer is the right one

The simplest answer is the right one I came across Occam's Razor recently, it says " that when given two […]

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Pause and Think

Practical tips to build pause into your day and make better decisions We are living in a very busy world […]

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Why everyone needs a coach

When I started out on my leadership journey in my early 20’s, I moved fast, had fun and was going […]

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Switch off, breathe and switch on

Switch off from all those “urgent” e-mails, appointment reminders, to do lists, reports Switch off from those “important” calls to […]

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Step into the other’s shoes

By putting yourself in the other person’s shoes you can often give yourself a whole new perspective of a situation that […]

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Some thoughts

Covey has influenced scores of people from all walks of life with his famous book. I hope you find something that […]

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Self reflection exercise

Most of our lives we interact and react to the world based on our belief system formed by past experiences. […]

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Play more games

Research from hospice workers in the US shows that the top five regrets that people have in life are: I […]

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The importance of sleep

We often spend our time looking for new ways to help us be more productive at work. There are a myriad […]

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Who are you?

Beware identity overlap! Work is an important part of our life, however when it starts to take over and define […]

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Want things to change? Change your thinking

We work to change the people who we lead. We set up systems and processes, we instigate training and we […]

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Viktor Frankl

I came across this 4 minute TED video of Viktor Frankl talking to a group of students in 1972 explaining that our […]

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Urgent vs Important

Urgent vs Important Gary Hamel is an academic and author who was ranked as the world's most influential business thinker by […]

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Two questions to increase awareness and learning

What did you learn this week? What did you see this week? These are questions that trainees in the Taj Hotel […]

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Mindfulness

I wanted to share with you the material that was the preparation work for a Mindfulness workshop that I did […]

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Did I do my best as a leader yesterday and what will I do differently today?

I heard a senior leader talking about a daily reflection he has each day over his morning coffee: he asks […]

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Create Space, Listen and Trust Yourself

You will be surprised at the problems you can solve. I am always amazed that, when talking with people faced […]

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Connecting with your true self

I came across Caroline McHugh giving a Ted Talk called “The art of being yourself”. Not only did I enjoy […]

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Check the facts and turn up the volume on the positive thinking

We can all experience situations when our mind can take on a life of its own allowing negative thoughts whether […]

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Changing the dynamic

Lift energy and build true synergy by shifting the focus to what you want away from what the problems are. I […]

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Balance in life – 4 key things

The whole question of work life balance is something that many of us struggle with. Nigel Marsh had enough of […]

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A reflection at day’s end

Tomorrow is another day full of opportunity. I will value and enjoy every moment it brings and not get lost […]

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Don’t be the frog – Stress Less

You have probably heard people use the analogy about the frog being slowly cooked to illustrate various situations. The premise […]

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Mind your body language

Verbal communication, the words we use, makes up 35% of how we communicate. Much more significant is our tone; facial […]

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Looking for the answer? Trust yourself

How often do we spend time and energy looking for the better answer, when if we trusted ourselves we would find […]

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How balanced is your life?

Work is an important part of our lives, but it is just that, only part of it. So instead of […]

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Getting back into the swing of things

After the festive break, or any another holiday for that matter, it can be a challenge to get back into the […]

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Get clear about purpose – a one week challenge

What is your purpose? Yes, your life purpose but also your purpose right now? How often are we or the […]

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End of Year Reflection

I have to admit that I did not create this, I have copied it from somewhere and saved it for […]

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