7 Easy Steps to Better Listening

7 Easy Steps to Better Listening Are you a good listener? It's often the small things that make the difference between good listening and bad listening? I'd always considered myself a good listener, but recently I was talking to someone, and experienced a layer of listening that far surpassed my abilities. I shared more of my life than I had done for some time. We talked with ease, excitement, passion and a complete lack of fear. I walked away … [Read more...]

12 Ways To Grow Self Confidence And Personal Security

12 Ways To Grow Self Confidence And Personal Security I love people who are secure in their identity, yet are not verging on arrogance. Their self belief doesn't leave a bad taste in the mouth, and carries with it both authority and humility. Here's ways to grow self assurance and not need to look to others for approval. 1. Understand Our Strengths Strengthfinders, Myers Briggs, Belbin and the Enneagram are all great tools for this. Get … [Read more...]

Be The Person You Can Be Proud Of

“A person of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.” Proverbs 17: 27 Can you recognise when you have been in the company of someone who is inspirational and has left you wowed, having only uttered a few words? They listen to you talking, and reflect upon what you have said. They occasionally nod their head to encourage you to say more and then with a warm, smiling face and a sparkle in their eye, … [Read more...]

Leaders Read and Readers Lead

'Leaders Read and Readers Lead' I love this quote. Don't know where I came across it, but it's always stuck with me. I love to read. To be inspired, challenged, equipped and discover the distilled thoughts of those that have laboured a long time with their ideas.  I read a lot but this year, I'm taking it up a notch, and I'm getting a lot more intentional about. I'm also far more focused on putting the time to share the nuggets with … [Read more...]

Business Shape – Gain The World But Lose Your Soul?

Business Shape – Look At The Main Reasons Why Your Company Failed If the reason for your company failure is a lack of skill, ability, mistake that was made or a set of external circumstances affecting the organisation, then it is easily fixed next time. But what if part of the cause for your failure may be a world view challenge, which isn’t so easily resolved, and subsequently is likely to repeat itself? You need to establish a solution or at … [Read more...]

Marmite – Do People Love You or Hate You?

Marmite - Do People Love You or Hate You The last few days I’ve been listening to and enjoying Chris Moyles’ programme on Radio One. For Comic Relief, he set about trying to break the world record for the longest broadcasted programme. With 52 hours on the radio in one go, that’s a lot of Chris Moyles. And he did it! Chris Moyles is a regular visitor in our bedroom each morning as at times we found ourselves chuckling along. He’s joins us … [Read more...]

Like To Be Right? You Need To Be Wrong

Like To Be Right? You Need To Be Wrong Everyone wants to be right and no one wants to be wrong. But when you permission yourself to be wrong the ideas begin to flow. If you idolise being right you idolise certainty, knowledge, reason and logic. Your confidence is in what has always worked. But what has always worked is in the past tense, and if you’re not careful,  it will lead you to get stuck in the past and make others very … [Read more...]

Workaholics – When The Sun Shines Take A Break

Workaholics - When The Sun Shines Take A Break This message is aimed at all the workaholics, serial entrepreneurs, high achievers and those who aspire to such greatness amongst us. Without realising it, if we're not careful, everything becomes about achievement. The single most important thing is getting things done, success, and being amazing along the way. But I've a simple challenge for you: when the sun shines take a break. Now if … [Read more...]