LA 036: 6 Premortem Questions for the Perfect Presentation

Welcome to this edition of the Leadership AdvantEdge Podcast and my purpose this week is to help you confidently make your next meeting or presentation perfect, and not be anxious about it. To do that, today, I’m going to share with you how to do a premortem on your meeting or presentation by asking yourself six questions. On […]

LA 034: How to Improve Team Perfromance

This is a story of two leaders. We worked with the organisation on team leadership because one of their sales teams was “highly successful” and another was “doing poorly, with a very low morale”. The organisation wanted us to “find out what’s working in [the high-performing  team], fix the [low-performing team] and run a training […]

LA 033: How to Overcome the Great Delusions of Your Success

Do you believe that to succeed you just have to be lucky, Or perhaps you believe it’s all about your own hard work? No, then perhaps you think it’s down to having the right connections. After all, the saying goes, it’s now what you know, it’s who you know. “Luck” hints to us that all […]

LA 032: How to Handle Tall Poppy Syndrome and Madras Crabs in the workplace

“True heroism is remarkably sober,  very undramatic.  It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever the cost, but the urge to serve others whatever the cost.”Arthur Ashe I’ve been working with a client this past week who’s something of a maverick. A rebel. A person who has a different opinion and ideas […]

LA 031: How to be at Cause for your Life and Creative Success

Are you at Cause or Effect? One of the most common issues faced by people in their lives and leadership is: life happening. John Lennon’s famously said “Life happens whilst you’re making other plans.” Some of you are going to like this, others won’t like this one little bit. Essentially, you have a choice. A […]

LA 030: How Well Do You Influence Yourself?

When we ask this question in our workshops, we are usually met with blank  stares at first. I call them ‘blank stares’ because to be looked at as if you  are completely off your trolley isn’t something I choose to reinforce. The first response from that first brave soul suggests that there is no need to  […]

How Your Mindset Hinders or Liberates Your Success (and How to Change it Today)

Carol Dweck’s excellent book on Mindset shows us that there are two dominant mindsets that people choose to believe of themselves and about learning and growth. Anyone, who is involved in any learning and growth, will recognise these two mindsets. The diagram here represents the two types of mindsets, and I’ll sure you’ll recognise the attitudes of […]

LA 029: Do you Want to Impress People or Make an Impact?

Size Doesn’t Matter; Impact Does When you think about thought leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, or even Oprah, it’s tempting to conclude that YOU couldn’t make very much of an impact in the world like they have. After all, they are special. They are “big”. I couldn’t possibly do what they have done! And […]

What;s the Source of Your Power?

I watched a movie recently about a Michelin Star chef, it’s called Burnt and the movie is quite good and somewhat realistic, certainly in the way the chefs behave under pressure. It reminded me of my early career in the kitchens and some of the Chef’s I had worked with. Superstar Chefs are renowned for […]