How Responsible Is TOO Responsible?

Responsibility is a spectrum – meaning there’s a line ranging from completely irresponsible all the way to destructive over-responsibility… and all of us are on it somewhere.  We all know that personal responsibility is something we start to learn early in life – brush your teeth, make your bed, represent yourself well, be nice to…

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Balanced Self-Management

When was the last time you felt happy and successful?  What are the indicators for you that you’ve arrived there? The latest module of a parenting course I’m on suggests that every parent’s wish for their child to be happy and successful is often what creates children reliant on outside recognition to judge whether they’re…

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Leadership That Creates Energy

Leadership is neither a destination nor a finite skill set.  It is a constantly developing journey of awareness and elevation.  Some choose leadership and others arrive there without realising the role they had agreed to would require them to lead.  Even those who choose it are seldom fully prepared for where it takes them.  Leadership,…

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Rebalancing Happiness & Fulfilment

Two years ago, we entered a fascinating time in human history.  Over the past two years, almost everything we thought we knew for certain, had planned to do, or considered normal has been challenged.  There has, and continues to be plenty of change and challenge, mixed with the uncertainty of never quite being able to…

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Who Decides Whether Leadership Is Successful?

World leadership styles have given me much to consider over the past few years.  Increasingly so in the past few weeks.  I’ve observed multiple varied demonstrations of leadership and peoples’ response to it, trying to strain out the lessons that we can apply to how we lead in our smaller “worlds”. In my mind, leadership on…

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Leadership Check – The Contrast Available

The last two years have presented a revolving carousel of world leaders who’ve been brought up close with change requiring unprecedented decisions.  Making daily decisions to protect the lives of many must be gruelling, and considering the effect those decisions have had on us all, it’s been a period of public judgement on a world…

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Your Authenticity Is a Gift

Authenticity is a quality we hear more and more about these days, and it’s become the gold standard for leadership.  Robert S. Kaplan, Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School says, “Authenticity is critical to leadership.  That means trying to be yourself – this involves some self-disclosure, admitting what you don’t know and…

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The Strength In Our Differences

It’s part of our survival instinct as human beings to look for threats and defend ourselves against them.  Once upon a time, the part of our brain responsible for reacting to threats would have been on the alert for a sabre-toothed tiger.  Today, the same part of our brain responsible for our survival instincts still…

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Planning Where 2022 Will Take You

The first month of 2022 is behind us and it feels like it’s going at a rate of knots.  The rate of change and replanning of the past two years looks set to pervade this year too, asking us to reinvent our plans or lay them off multiple times over its course.  Change is a…

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Managing Our Personal Energy In 2022

Our current global circumstances make it very difficult to predict what the year ahead may be like in any way.  We don’t know what business trends will look like.  We don’t know whether children will stay in school or school online.  We don’t know what travel will look like, or when we’ll share time with…

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