Where are you with COVID-19?

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The #coronavirus pandemic has brought a heightened level of change and we’re all getting used to a new normal. One of the most well-known change models in business is ‘The Change Curve’ which shows how we, as individuals, react emotionally to major disruptive change. Developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s through her work on the Grief Cycle, […]

Effective Leadership

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Are you a business leader with a team looking to be more effective in your leadership? Peter Drucker famously said “If you want something new. You have to stop doing something old”. The major challenge faced by executives today is not understanding the practice of leadership, but practising their own understanding of leadership. Most leaders […]

What do you ask yourself everyday?

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What do you ask yourself every day? When it comes to self-reflection, asking yourself active questions rather than passive ones, changes the focus of your answers. It can empower you to make changes you wouldn’t otherwise consider. For example: “Do you have clear goals?” is a passive question regarding a specific outcome, the answer is […]

Developing High Performing Teams Follows A Set Path…

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Developing high performing teams with my clients follows a set path… I use a model developed in 1965 by #BruceTuckman who presented a paper outlining a model for a team to develop and grow. The model initially had 4 phases and a 5th one added some 10 years later: #Forming- where team members get to know each […]

LinkedIn connections – #Quality or #Quantity?

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Do you accept all connection requests or do you only accept those who you have met or know? This was an interesting topic that made me think differently from what was widely accepted and the advice given over the years to only accept connection requests where the person is known. The topic at an event […]

Brexit?

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Whether you are for it or against it, Brexit uncertainty lingers in the air like a cold foggy morning clouding any view to a possible way forward. Yesterday’s Brexit deal vote was rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for any sitting government in history. Shortly after, a vote of no confidence was tabled […]

Discipline Towards Your Goals

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A common ability of successful people is that they have developed the skill to do things that they know they should be doing in moments when they don’t feel like doing them. Success is not choosing to take the fast route on an escalator – it’s about choosing to take the stairs; putting in the grind, the consistent […]

Where do you sit on the ‘doer’ vs. ‘dealmaker’ continuum?

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On one hand, you have business leaders who are really good operators, the doers. They have a plan, know their numbers and work that plan. They look for small improvements every day and hesitate to entertain new strategies because they know what works. On the other end of the spectrum, you have the dealmakers. They quickly get […]

How do you spend your Sundays?

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A new week is always around the corner and it will come regardless of how you feel. Here are some tips that successful people do to engage in positive thinking and reflect on positive experiences before ending the #weekend: – Plan your week – set goals and deadlines for the week ahead. – If your week […]