A Deep Breath of Acknowledgement

Wherever you stand today is worth a deep breath of acknowledgement – and appreciation, for that matter.  Wherever you stand today is different from where you stood at the beginning of this year, and there have been losses and gains for you to be where you are today.  This is true of any year, but…

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November – Assess. Simplify. Focus.

With the new year almost visible on the horizon, time has already started to speed up as this year brings itself to a close.  It’s not that long since we were preparing to welcome a new decade, and now here comes 2023.  Rather than allowing ourselves to be carried away by the speed of the…

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Advice From the Cockpit

I received a pep-talk from a friend of mine this last week as I’d admitted to being in a moment of overwhelm.  It’s always encouraging to receive a slap on the back when you need one, and feeling that you’re part of a broader community of people ready to support you is invaluable.  I’ve learned…

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Fair Exchange #2 – Valuing Our Side of The Exchange

Last week, we spoke about the simple concept that governs every interaction we have with another person, The Concept of Fair Exchange.  Understanding this concept is the key to whether our relationships grow and advance, or decline and fall away.  It’s the key to whether we are energised or exhausted by such simple things as driving…

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Self-Leadership & Handling Depletion

At a point where the world has been in crisis for a year, the psychology of leadership has changed.  Even the leaders and team members most practised at declaring their energy and readiness are sounding less convinced, which is not really surprising when we’ve been making it up as we go along for an extended…

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Swapping Your Shotgun for A Sniper Rifle

And then it was October… October is always a great time of the year to reassess and refocus.  The time remaining in the current year is short and illusive.  Energy is flagging at the exact time we realise we need to push, and the next year coming is starting to broach the horizon.  This year…

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Becoming A Butterfly Is Hard Going On The Worm

Energy.  The thing that fuels our thought processes, our bodies, our teams, our businesses, and ultimately our survival.  With a bucket-load of energy, the most fabulous, creative, even innovative things happen; and without it, everything can slow to a grind.  I wrote an article back in January entitled “Energy Leakage in 2020 – Attitude Determines…

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The Challenges of Leadership

Welcome back to our Monday morning articles.  Having spent one of the last two Mondays travelling and the other on half term break with my son, one of the most presently important points for me seems to be balance.  We’ve spoken about balance over the previous few weeks when we addressed the 6 Core Human…

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#1 – Certainty (The First in a Series of Needs)

If you’ve read any number of my previous articles, you’ll know that I’m convinced that Perspective, Awareness and Clarity are the keys to successful communication (and therefore business and relationships).  The power of perspective cannot be underestimated and I hope to add to yours today.  I also write much about the fact that our individual…

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What To Do When Your Brain Explodes

Last week I wrote about the value of being human, but not forgetting that you have a team to draw on.  If you missed that, you can read it here.  Remembering that you have a team to draw on requires that we make a conscious decision to do so, and yet I speak daily to…

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