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When people’s opinions mean the end of your leadership

When people’s opinions mean the end of your leadership

Please all and you will please none. Aesop’s fables 6th Century BC To what extent do you as a leader have to listen to other people’s opinions? This is a question I get asked all the time by executives I coach. The answer? Not much and yet also a great deal. Do you...

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The only resource we all have

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. Stephen Covey Even though it is not politically correct to admit this - we are not actually born equal. Yes, we all have equal rights as human beings. But, some of...

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Your actions are the visible evidence of your energy

Your actions are the visible evidence of your energy

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact. Ralph Waldo Emerson What you do (your action) is the visible evidence of your attitude and approach. And it is what you do (the cause) that achieves your material results in the world (the effect). Your world is therefore a...

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What is more important than your word?

What is more important than your word?

It was many years ago that a colleague asked me this question, but I have never forgotten how shocked I felt at the moment of self-recognition. At the time, I was challenged by the simple task of arriving on time. No matter what time I was due at a meeting, and...

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The power of expectations

The power of expectations

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. Ralph Marston You are a success mechanism. So are the people in your...

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Leadership and followership: two sides of the same coin

Leadership and followership: two sides of the same coin

“The difference between followers and leaders is that followers need leaders to help them follow what leaders themselves are following. This relationship takes the form of a shared response-ability to a shared calling. Both find each other in a true fellowship to...

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When compliance becomes commitment

When compliance becomes commitment

Think about something you did yesterday. Did you want to do it, or did you have to do it? Two small 4 letter words. But they represent the difference between mediocrity and genius. Lets have a look at this a bit further. At any one time, 7 levels of motivation guide...

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Wisdom and thinking in the world

Wisdom and thinking in the world

Did you know that the rate at which your conscious mind is able to process information is 24 frames a second? We know this because this is the rate at which movie frames are spooled. We’ll call this thinking. A number of years ago an ad was run for a well-known soft...

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Do you have authority?

Do you have authority?

When you make your peace with authority, you become authority. (Jim Morrison)   So do you really have authority in your life? Most people equivocate at this question: “sometimes…”; or “in some situations…” This is because they believe that authority comes from...

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The visible application of your energy – your actions

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) We have been exploring your personal power in the world; and we have talked about the 3 things that impact this power: attitude, approach and actions. What you do (your action) is the visible...

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