Taking Back Control of Your World

One of the most stressful things that we can do is focus solely on what goes on in the world around us.  When we focus on what happens around us – the physical reality, circumstances and the things that are happening TO us – we feel out of control and our stress levels rise.  One…

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Accountability vs Responsibility

Accountability and responsibility are two words we throw around, often as if they are interchangeable.  We ask for them, nay, expect them from those we operate with at work, at home, and in our communities.  The key to achieving common ground here is the same as with anything else – communication; except we seldom surround…

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The Strength to Be Wrong

None of us enjoy feeling stupid, and feeling wrong is just as bad.  Feeling foolish, ignorant and uninformed all fall in the same category.  And yet, if we’re going to do what we do well, we not only have to be prepared to be all of these things at some stage, but to share them…

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Fair Exchange #3 – 3 Ways To Guard Your Energy From Leaks

Over the past two weeks, we’ve discussed The Concept of Fair Exchange.  First, we recognised how this concept governs every exchange we have with another person leaving us feeling positive or negative, and then we looked at how to value our side of the equation and the energy we give it. The concept itself is that:   If you GIVE more than…

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The Roots & Wings of Leadership

My Mother always told me that the greatest gifts you can give your children are roots and wings – roots to remind you where you’re from and wings to show you what you can become.  I believe these are the keys to unlocking what makes each of us unique and delivering what we have to…

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Self-Leadership Frequently Requires Us To Get Out of Our Own Way

One of the biggest requirements of moving forward effectively is our ability to manage change.  Managing change isn’t something most of us do well without first acquiring and practising the skills to do so on a regular basis.  Managing change requires active decision-making, which involves risk – exactly what our human brains are programmed to…

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The Source of Our Replenishment & Reactivation

For a team of people to succeed at anything together, they must have common goals and a common value system.  This is true whether they are a family, a sports team, or a business team.  Common goals and a common value system provide the direction and drive for getting somewhere, and without them, we go…

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The Legacy of Leadership

The dictionary defines “Legacy” as a gift or bequest that is handed down, endowed, or conveyed from one person to another.  Today, we acknowledge that legacy is still very much about the seeds you plant for the next generation to continue to grow, but we associate legacy as much with unique learning, contribution, values, and…

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Are You A Group Or A Team?

One of the most valuable mindsets that aviation trains for is known as maintaining The Big Picture.  This means maintaining full perspective on everything that’s happening around us, how it fits together, and how all the moving parts may affect each other and our progress.  This situational awareness comes from cultivating an overlap of knowledge…

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Challenge Yourself. Measure Everything.

It begins the moment you start to catch up with your airplane as a new and inexperienced pilot.  At first, the aircraft is a quantity understood only on paper and your instructor watches you with eagle eyes, knowing you have absolutely no feel for what you’re about to undertake.  It is awkward, and even the…

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