Guest Post – Giving Feedback

Guest post on Giving Feedback by Jon Windust.

I was delighted when Gordon asked me whether I’d be interested in penning a short follow-up to “Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions!”

Better workplace feedback is one of my real passions, and a space that we’ve done a lot of research in on my blog at Cognology over […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Focus On Your Strengths Not on Your Weaknesses

It is our strengths which differentiate us from the pack, that help us to scale the heights and achieve our goals, and it is here that we should place the majority, if not all of our efforts.

When we work on our weakness, unless they are fatal, we will only end up achieving a fraction of […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|9 Comments

Happy People Are Productive People.

On todays show we’re going to be taking about the connection between Confidence, Positivity and Productivity. We have all heard the saying happy people are productive people and today we will be discussing this subject with Eildh Milnes, the former president of the Professional Speaker Association, who is know as Captain Positivity and has been […]

By |June 15th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|1 Comment

How To Be Successful Starting Your Own Business

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According to Forbes Magazine 80% of first time business fail within 18 month, which is a staggering statistic. On todays show we will be speaking to Melinda Emerson who is recognized by Forbes as the #1 Small Business Expert and she is the author Become Your Own Boss In 12 Months and […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

The Difference Between Generation Z and Millennials

There is a lot of talk about the fact that Millennials are now becoming the largest part of the work force and that they have different demands, and views on the work environment, and that businesses need to be able to respond in order to retain the best talent.

Here’s a study on the next generation, […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|1 Comment

Are Student Loans Bringing Back Indentured Labour?

I feel lucky that I was born in the UK and at the time I went to university, not only were the tuition fees covered by the state, but that I also received grant to live on. Basically I was paid to go to college.

It was means tested, and I didn’t qualify for a full […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Why Every Company Needs a CRO?


CRO stands for Chief Recognition Officer and in my opinion every company should have one of these and ideally it should be a board member role.

Recognition is a basic desire, and it’s often stated that people crave recognition more than money. Yet so few companies do a good job of providing recognition to their staff.

We should […]

By |May 31st, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|8 Comments

The Buck Stops Here

As I watch the drama unfold at FIFA I find it incredulous that Sepp Blatter will still stand for election as president of the organisation for the 5th time, in the same week that these allegations unfold.

I am not suggesting that he is directly involved in the scandals that are currently being unveiled, as I […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|1 Comment

Confidence – the Difference Between Success and Failure?

We often here the phrase mindset determines outcome.

Which is a great idea but it’s not 100% true.

I have always had a strong mindset about becoming the MVP of the National Basketball Association, but as a 54 year old, 5 foot 6 inch tall person – which for the NBA would be classed as very very […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions!

None of us really like, or look forward to feedback.

In fact many of us look to try and avoid it at all costs.

But without feedback we can never improve.

We need to understand how well we are doing; what the opportunities there are for improvement; which areas we could do better; and the only way to […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|1 Comment