A CURE for SICK Leadership

Leadership is not easy. Even the best leaders can stumble at times. There are too few good leaders around, and even fewer great ones. While there is no shortcut to developing great leaders, there is a place to start where anyone can make an immediate positive impact. From working with organisations as small as five…

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What’s the WORST advice you’ll ever get?

You may be wondering why I’d use a title like that for this article. Frankly, it cuts to the core of the matter. Rather than bury the lead, here it is. What’s the worst advice you’ll ever get…? Be more aggressive. Read on to learn exactly why this advice is so bad for you –…

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Marshall Goldsmith’s 3 Virtues of Leadership

Thought leader, Marshall Goldsmith, espouses three virtues which he looks for in a leader, to assess their receptiveness to coaching before he accepts them as a client: courage, humility, and discipline. While these virtues are absolutely essential to a successful coaching program, I suggest they’re also invaluable to success as a leader overall. Courage, humility,…

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Three Keys To Leading Inspired Performance: Igniting The Fire Within

In an earlier post, Why WD-40 Works Better Than Performance Management I shared with you the concept of Performance Leadership, and gave you the first steps for helping people get an ‘A’. In this article I’ll share with you the next steps, combining a brilliant model dubbed Motivation 3.0, developed by best-selling author Daniel Pink.     The…

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Believe It. Real And Permanent Behaviour Change Is Truely Possible For You.

In this article I’m going to share with you a powerful tool that anyone can use to change their life, no matter how long things have been the same. It involves changing your beliefs. And when that happens change is swift and enduring. One of the most powerful ways to create the personal change we desire is…

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Why WD-40 Works Better Than Performance Management

I admit it. I might have you scratching your head at the title of this article but stay with me. It’ll be worth it. Just to be clear – I’m not suggesting the path to high performance is to spray people with oil…if only! It just so happens that the WD-40 company, led by CEO…

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10 Things That Great Listeners Don’t Do

Why is “being listened to” so important? Because the human heart yearns to be understood. “Not being heard limits our responsiveness in all areas of our living. We long to be understood by someone listening to and hearing us, with understanding and compassion. We become stronger when we are recognised. The simplest things can trigger…

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