Knowing The Seasons In Leadership

Knowing The Seasons In Leadership It’s important to know what season you are in as a leader. Life has different rhythms: times of activity; times of rest; times to learn, experience, develop; and times to put to use all that has been invested in you. A time for family, a time for yourself, a time for work and a time for others. One of the biggest challenges in life is to know the season you're in and where to spend your time and energies. … [Read more...]

Punctuate Your Day

Punctuate Your Day Your day is made up of many hours, minutes and seconds. One second ticks into another; one minute turns into another; and one hour falls into another. So life goes on: ticking, turning, falling, ticking, turning, falling... until it's the end of the day....again. If you find that you’ve been watching the clock tick away, and you're counting down the ticks and turns, you're in the wrong place my friend. Life is too short … [Read more...]

The Fragility Of An Idea

The Fragility Of An Idea Sometimes when a new idea first comes to life, it is fragile and needs time to germinate. Like a baby cocooned in the womb, receiving its nutrients with safety and space to grow, a bud can be unleashed to the elements too early. It gets trampled on, crushed, and can be left gasping for air. With your ideas, make sure you feed, nurture and take care of them. Allow them to form a life of their own. For even in those … [Read more...]

Important Things In Our Lives – Focusing On The Most Important Things In Life

Important Things In Our Lives – Focusing On The Most Important Things In Life As my first week back after paternity leave, I've decided to have a week of blogs inspired by Iona. Having a baby fine-tunes what you consider to be important. What used to be important is beginning to become far less important. Not because I can’t be bothered to chase and dream, but simply because its appeal and importance count for far less. I still have a … [Read more...]

11 Top Tips for Team Motivation

11 Top Tips for Team Motivation Have you ever wondered how to motivate your team? Here are 11 top tips to help you out. 1. Know their Strengths Do you understand what makes your team around you buzz and feel motivated? What are the drivers and things that are important for them? What do they get passionate about and enjoy doing? Simply put, what are they great at? It’s so much more important to focus people in on their strengths and … [Read more...]

Business Blame Culture

Businesses with a blame culture that blame their staff for mistakes are businesses that can’t take initiative. It’s so easy for a business blame culture to emerge where people are punished, humiliated and made to feel small for the mistakes that they make. In such companies staff end up watching their backs, it’s everyone for themselves, but yes people do what they’re told to do, down to the letter of the law. Great you may think, but they … [Read more...]