How leadership character shapes the market

So the economy is heading for the pits… again. The markets react to the slightest hint of bad news, good news, indifferent news, rumour and just occasionally, fact. I was having a conversation with a business leader yesterday over coffee and we got to wondering why so many people jump on the bandwagons of bear and bull […]

Persuasion – what is it and how do you do it?

What is persuasion? As a leader, your skills of persuasion are often the most critical determinants of your success. Or at least, that’s what many people believe. If it’s so important then, why do so few people actually develop this competency? It is a skill that (much like leadership itself) is something many think that […]

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10 Cognitive Distortions

Which of these do you do? Check the areas below that you might like to discuss with your coach.  All or Nothing Thinking: Seeing things as black-or-white, right-or-wrong wiith nothing inbetween. Essentially, if I’m not perfect then I’m a failure. I didn’t finish writing that paper so it was a complete waste of time. There’s […]

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Are you at cause for influencing yourself to greater things or are you at the effect of others, the environment and the outside world? | influence

In golf, there are only two things that affect your game. Yes, sorry, just the two things. The first is physics. The golf ball, your clubs, the course are all subject to the laws of physics. You might say that the weather changes the way the ball behaves. Yes indeed it can and does, cool […]

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Aptitude + Attitude = Altitude

Technical aptitude alone is insufficient Jimmy Connors, winner of 109 professional singles tennis titles says “There’s a thin line between being #1 or #100 and mostly it’s mental.” In his well-researched book, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman shows that it’s our attitude more than our aptitude that determines our altitude. Whilst our society lauds intellectual giants […]

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The Real War for Talent

The war is not to find talent; it’s to use the talent you have already. The search for talent is ongoing. Individuals seek to develop their talents, companies seek to identify talent and retain it, succession planning requires it, politicians plan for it, and the world wants to find it. But what is it? I […]

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Why my clients are my heroes

You make the stuff you sell to provide homes for families, the best education for well-fed kids, circulating your income back into society to provide more jobs and tax dollars that help pay for hospitals and looking after the less well-off. Our hero has a problem Many people get reasonable performance reviews yet fail to […]

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Leadership Qualities – what makes a good leader? Are they born or made? How do I develop these qualities?

Developing the leadership qualities necessary for success is possible! Some people will debate for hours on whether a leader is born or made? Is leadership and management the same thing? Is one particular personality type more or less likely to succeed as a leader? For every question you have about leadership there are a hundred […]

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