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My life as an executive coach brings me into contact with some of the brightest minds in business. My blog is a way for me to share some of the more interesting, insightful and inspirational content available.
05 Dec

How You Can Get Sacked #3

Disdain and arrogance are business relationship killers. Without relationships you are very isolated and more vulnerable to being “taken out” when the swinging axe of cut-backs comes su…
28 Nov

“Memories Are Better Than Dreams”

I met a retired Judge on a train on Friday. He shared his story as follows: when I was faced with a critical life choice, I didn’t know what to do, so I went to see an old and wise mentor. He…
12 Nov

Your Time is Your Happiness

Do visit http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/research/aaker_happiness_2011.html This article entitled “If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Consider Time”┬áis an excellent piece of resear…
07 Nov

How You Can Get Sacked #2 – Loose Control

Steve Jobs was a technical icon and genius. He was also emotionally unstable and had very low impulse control. This is according to his fascinating Biography by Walter Issacson which I am enjoying….
31 Oct

How You Can Get Sacked 1# Low Impulse Control

True Story (names changed). Rachel was so frustrated with her colleagues in the meeting. It had been boiling inside her for weeks now. Ineffectual meetings, lack of honesty, no decisions, no accoun…
29 Oct

Have You Forgotten People Risk?

Your teams are frantically managing risk in a deepening recession. They review economic risk, financial risk and commercial risk. But what about People Risk? What are you really doing to mitigate t…
17 Oct

More or Less of a leader?

“A great leader takes more than their share of the blame and less than their share of the credit.” Now that wise addidge can be hard to follow! I can remember, with toe curling embarras…
17 Oct

Great Speaking Tips 3# Interact & Connect

It is all about you – not me. If a speaker makes their talk all about them, they miss the point and they fail to connect with you. Your ability to build rapport is the most vital skill you ca…
10 Oct

How Will They Remember You?

“People may forget what you said and what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel!” That powerful quote reminds me of inspiring leaders and the emotional connection t…

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