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Acknowledge Your Feelings and work with them

I am always a little dismayed when people come up to me at an event and relate a trial or ...
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Regaining perspective – some days you need to switch off

Everything around me continued.  I could hear the sounds of the traffic, voices from passers-by, phones ringing and pinging as ...
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The Value of Positive Regard

Do you have positive regard for your colleagues and friends? It seems to me that today’s world is very good ...
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Share Your Vision

Part of my job now is to sit in on business leaders’ meetings with their teams to observe how they ...
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The Importance of Influencers – Why You Should Aspire to Other Leaders

I think one of the fundamental steps towards trying to become a great leader is to think of who inspires ...
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As a Leader, If You Aspire Towards Greatness Maybe, One Day, You Will Become One

Being a great leader is not your decision… ‘How to be a great leader’ or derivatives around this title are ...
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Lifelong Learning & Leadership – Do you really think you know it all?

This week I have been running several leadership workshops, some full day some half.  At one company there was a ...
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Weakness when confronted can become strengths

Are you willing to acknowledge your weaknesses? This week I attended a leadership day where 12 leaders from large UK ...
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Being Social Is Not Electric

Being social is not electronic…

I have been pondering the meaning of ‘social’ especially as I have been struggling to keep up with social media ...
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Defining yourself as Male/Female, Black/White?

I was at an event this past weekend and, as I usually do, wandered around the room speaking to various ...
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Big business buzzing around aimlessly

‘I’m going to kill him’, was my thought. I had just got back from an event which, as I was ...
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Working life pressure and being human

Gosh, working life pressures are insidious are they not? I have fallen into the trap again! I really should know ...
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Think Differently

Think differently – is trauma the only way or can we learn to shift our way of thinking?

I’ve been ruminating recently about why I appear to see things and think differently compared to so many others.  People ...
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Maintain Motivation – Sustaining the Change Motivation

My 2 preceding articles have explained what the rationale and history of Motivation is and how to shift from a ...
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Shifting your Reward motivation into a Change motivation

In my previous article I explained how, currently, 90% of people are working within a Reward motivation concept.  In order ...
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Understanding Motivation

Understanding Motivation is Key to Success

You’ve heard the phrase ‘knowledge is power’?   Well, the knowledge in understanding why and what motivates us in today’s ever-changing ...
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Lessons from Sri Lanka

“What were your best bits?”, “What’s the most memorable thing you did?”, “What was your overall impression?” are just some ...
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Wilpattu National Park – Camping Sri Lankan style

We get to within 5 minutes of Wilpattu National Park and Bodhi pulls over to the side of the road.  ...
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