Velcro elbows: the new standard in presenting – Guest Post by David Bloch

Velcro elbows: the new standard in presenting Imagine that you stick a strip of Velcro on the inside of your upper arm, from your armpit to your elbow, with the matching strip on the side of your chest. You then close your arms against your chest. An increasing number of speakers adopt this dysfunctional gesture. […]

Are you too busy preparing for life instead of living it?

Life Happens Whilst Your’re Busy Preparing Plans To Live “Life is what happens,”  the old quote goes, “when you are busy making other plans.” As important as planning can be, it can also inhibit you from experiencing life itself. It’s so easy to feel you are not ready to begin! You want to prepare more research, talk […]

Man is born to live

Articles of Faith: Leadership, Legacy and Grasping the Wind | Linked 2 Leadership

 

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23, NLT

A month ago I finally began to appreciate this proverb. A month ago, I died and was rudely shocked back to the operating table by a wonderful team of well-meaning surgeons. How were they to know that I was thoroughly enjoying the total peace and joy of having truly let go?

Then I observed that most people are motivated to success because they envy their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless–like chasing the wind. NIV Ecclesiastes 4:4

It took a heart attack and an all too brief visit to heaven for me to accept that anything I have been doing on this earth is no more than a striving after the wind.

Curated from linked2leadership.com

It is my honour and privilege to have been asked by Tom Schulte at Linked 2 Leadership to write a piece for the Sunday Articles of Faith series.

In today’s world of 9-second attention spans, our introductions mean more-than-ever before. Sally Hogshead reveals the seven triggers of fascination and how to get others to fall in love with your ideas, instantly.

What’s Better Today? How to Grow and Learn into the Leader You Can Be

What’s Better Today? How to Grow and Learn into the Leader You Can Be. (Singapore: Corporate Edge Asia Pte Ltd, 2013)

Leadership Coaching is an essential tool for anyone who wants to learn and grow as a leader, improve their business leadership coaching skills or to learn to coach. Written by a top leadership coach trainer, “What’s Better Today? How to Grow and Learn into the Leader You Can Be” is filled with practical coaching tools and template exercises that bring professional coaching techniques within your grasp.

This book helps and guides you in getting the most our of your own coach and coaching because, for most people, being coached is a new experience.

  • In Part One, “Starting Out” – you will learn if you are ready to be coached and establishing your coaching objectives, and if so, what coaching style will work best for you right now and thus how you can go about choosing a coach to work with.
  • In Part Two, “Grow and Learn” – you’ll learn how to get the very most you can out of your coaching program. Including a structured growth framework with easy to use templates that you can use to both shortcut your coaching and get the results you want as quickly as you want.
  • Part Three, is about “Wrapping Up” your coaching effectively so that you, and your coach, continue to learn from the experience.

Leadership coaching is a great introduction to a powerful way of helping others grow.

I was directed to this book by a friend who knew I had had a less than satisfactory experience with a coach. This book clearly and concisely gave me all the information I wish I had had earlier. I would recommend this book for anyone thinking about taking on the commitment required to have a coach – and for coaches to see what is really expected of them!Neil Davidson

Is Mindfulness a Key Practice That Every Business Leader Should Appreciate and Use? | ReadyToManage

It’s not all zen. Mindfulness as a subject seems to have been everywhere in the media in recent times and not only as a subject which has been described as a key part of traditional Buddhist practice. Today mindfulness is described as being a much more general approach that we can all take in our […]

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Loosen your Grip to Gain Control

What helps distinguish leaders and managers is about control and, quite literally, how “hands-on” you are. When you first learn the game of golf, the chances are that you grip the club tightly. After all this is basically holding onto a stick that you will swing through the air and hit a ball. Allowing the […]

Let go and gain control

Hey Leaders: 5 Tips to Positively Powerful Presentations | Linked 2 Leadership

Love it or hate it. Your ability to deliver a powerful presentation makes the difference between success and failure. Hosting a work or group presentation often comes with a great deal of anxiety attached. Many people do not like to stand up in-front of groups because they wonder how they are going to sound and […]

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Realizing Leadership – Cover Story – Irene Becker’s 3Q Leadership

Irene Becker @JustCoachIt is this months cover story on the e-magazine “Realizing Leadership“. In conversation with Laurie Wilhelm, Irene shares her unique 3Q Leadership model. Realizing Leadership, by the way, is only available on smart devices through an app from itunes or google play.

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