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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Leadership Is About Change, Not Status Quo

The expression “the only constant is change” has never been more relevant than in the past 18 months.  Neither has the expression “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.  How is it possible that the two can be true at the same time?  Perhaps it is the nature of change and how…

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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.  2022 still seems a little futuristic to me, and yet here we are considering it.  Rather than allowing ourselves to be carried away by the speed of the closing year and…

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Is Your Year Developing A Speed Wobble? (Self Management #2)

Welcome to the part of the year where time speeds up and the wheels fall off! Every year around this time, the end of the year starts to race towards us as the coming year arrives on the horizon.  Life can become pressurized and overwhelming.  The 4th quarter has always been an interesting time to navigate, and…

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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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