July 17th, 2020

Balancing your needs with others

Assertiveness is about learning what is fair and balancing your needs with others Assertiveness is about the right to be treated with equal respect.  It's about learning what is fair and b..

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February 19th, 2020

Key traits that successful leaders never tolerate

By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organisations. But to attain a successful life and meaningful leadership, we must refuse to tolerate..

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November 13th, 2019

Be that successful team

Successful teams don't happen by accident. They are built by strong leaders who understand what makes a team successful and who are interested in working with the team to ensure success and results ..

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June 13th, 2019

The power of emotional intelligence in the workplace

"Emotions can lead to our worst decisions or our best ones; the difference is emotional intelligence" Emotional intelligence has twice the power of IQ to predict performance.  Emotional in..

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March 8th, 2019

Strenthening your leadership style

Strong leaders don't just show up every day with a mask on hiding their true authenticity and going through the motions to get the job done.  Their emotional leadership style of awa..

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August 8th, 2018

Adopting a mindset for success

  Starting anything new can feel both exciting and challenging.  Whether it's a new project, role or job, we worry about whether we'll be successful or not.  We use our past experien..

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May 16th, 2018

Ways to schedule breaks into your working days

Modern office workers are sometimes called "workaholics," working long hours and taking few breaks. Studies within the last few years have shown that skipping breaks or lunch can hamper producti..

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April 9th, 2018

Critical Habits Of Mentally Strong People

1. They are emotionally intelligent - emotional intelligence is the cornerstone to mental toughness. 2. They are confident - mentally tough people believe that your mentality has a powerful effec..

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March 9th, 2018

Getting that leadership edge...

  Emotional competence is especially central to leadership, a role whose essence is getting others to do their jobs more effectively. Interpersonal ineptitude in leaders lowers everyone's perf..

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April 13th, 2016

Break free from bullying

Bullying is all about power, which can be tricky in the workplace when you feel you can't do your work properly and your job is on the line.  But understanding it can be key to bringing it ..

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February 10th, 2016

Three steps to better listening

1. Mirroring - it's a given fact that people judge us - positively or negatively - by our posture.  What's less known is that we can consciously alter our body language to build rapport wit..

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April 14th, 2015

Ever feel like an imposter at work?

"Imposter syndrome" is that nagging feeling that you're nowhere near as good at your job as people seem to think and that any day now, they'll find you out.  Sound familiar? Ironically it aff..

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March 11th, 2015

5 ways to a richer life

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants" Epictetus. For thousands of years, we have known that money is not the key to happiness, although as our societies becom..

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February 6th, 2015

Resolving conflict successfully

Conflict amongst team members will occur from time to time given the types of challenges and stressful situations that business life present today. How leaders and team members positively resolve ..

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October 14th, 2014

How to make meetings more bearable

    If you are the boss, ask yourself if there's one regular meeting you could do without.  You'd be hard pressed to find anyone, from chief executives to juniors who doesn't think..

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August 13th, 2014

How to say what you mean

  Have you ever said something to your colleagues only to find out that they "heard" something different?  Such misunderstandings in the workplace are common and often cause arguments&n..

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July 9th, 2014

Leading the way by working together

 "Over 70% of people leave their jobs because of the way they are led"  Norman Drummond, Motivational Speaker An organisation's biggest asset is its people.  All too often though org..

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October 6th, 2013

Using mindfulness to increase your productivity

"In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being"  Eckhart Tolle It's well known that many of the largest organisations including Go..

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July 9th, 2013

Making successful emotional connections in the workplace

  The bar for leaders today is high and in a busy world of non-stop demands, expectations keep going up in terms of what they need to accomplish.  It's hard sometimes in today's environ..

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April 10th, 2013

Mindfulness: The key to being productive and successful

"Smile, breathe and go slowly". Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist Monk  Mindfulness is being taught and practiced in a growing number of organisations worldwide..

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January 15th, 2013

The road to leadership success

"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them whilst they do it" Theodor..

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November 15th, 2012

Kick fear of failure into touch!

"One who fears failure limits his activities.  Failure is the only opportunity to more intelligently begin again". Henry Ford  Fear of failure is a major force whic..

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October 12th, 2012

Get into your creative zone

Creativity is important for keeping us interested, curious and giving us a good sense of who we are.  Getting into our creative zone can be difficult even for those who are working i..

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September 1st, 2012

Holding successful conversations

A big proportion of our day is spent in conversations with business colleagues, family, friends and many others.  It is such a simple concept: having a conversation with..

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May 27th, 2012

How to solve any business problem

"The problem is not that there are problems.  The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem"  Theodore Rubin ..

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