LA 085: How to motivate Anyone

My hands clammy, my shirt beginning to soak with perspiration in the air-conditioned room. I walked to the front of the meeting room past my muttering colleagues and got blinded momentarily by the projector; I faced my audience. Their faces raptly attentive as they waited for the first words to come.   The Purpose This […]

LA 083: Fighting Disengagement

Encourage  Are you tired of wasting time dealing with workplace drama and politiks? Perhaps you are crippled by toxic leaders and uninspired cultures and you know that there is a better way. In this episode we’re going to introduce you to the triggers of exemplary workplace behaviour at the neurological level. And we’ll tap into […]

LA 082: In Search of Meaningful Work

Encourage Even in the direst circumstances, people seek out their purpose in life: Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning 1 Human beings have a deep, innate desire to find meaning in their lives. We want to matter. For some, it is to leave a legacy, to put a ding in the universe, or to enjoy […]

LA 081: What To Do When You Are Not Truly Appreciated

What if you could feel truly appreciated and deeply satisfied every single day? What if you could experience a more joyful, appreciative and considerate workplace and it only costs you seven minutes of a day? In an earlier podcast I shared about the seven most important minutes of your day. Well, here’s another hack for […]

LA 080: Leading Difficult People

Encourage We’ve all had to deal with them. Perhaps you still are dealing with them? Difficult People. They come in all shapes and sizes. All races, all genders, and all backgrounds. They only share two things in common, but I’ll come back to that in a little while. As a professional executive coach I occasionally […]

LA 078: You Got The Power

Encourage Your aptitude (your “natural” ability to do something) is thought by many people to be the main driver of their success. We raise people with those noticeable talents onto pedestals in a form of worship. Imagine yourself as a star soccer player, or the lead singer in your favourite band, an actor in an […]

LA 077: Let Go and Gain Control

Encourage One thing that separates the calm and joyful person from the stressed and depressed is a useful balance something known as the locus of control. Someone with an internal locus of control believes that he or she can influence events and their outcomes, while someone with an external locus of control blames outside forces […]

LA 077: SELAH! Take Charge of Your Brain Waves

Encourage Every day you are busy. Emails fill your inbox, some of them might even matter. Your todo list gets ticked off… or not. You attend meetings, deal with clients, chat with the boss, communicate with colleagues, deal with crises, handle problems, worry about tomorrow, think about yesterday, fret over a sick child … and […]

LA 076: Are Your Succeeding or Merely Surviving?

Encourage When you ask someone what they want from life, most people will tell you that they want to be happy. Push a little bit more and they will tell you they want to do something useful or meaningful, make a difference, leave a legacy, or fulfil a calling. We call that succeeding. That is, […]

LA 076: Where Is That Buck When You Need One?

President Harry S. Truman had a famous sign on his desk that read: “The Buck Stops Here.” A clear indicator that he accepted accountability for all the decisions of his administration. There are leaders like Truman in politics and organisations today, though not many. Accountability starts with honesty. Being able to set aside personal pride […]