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Motivation but….

When it comes to motivating people we need to focus only on positives messages in order to maximise the impact. Too often I have heard leaders say, things like, that was a ...
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Mistakes, are they really a learning opportunity?

I've written a few posts on mistakes recently and their importance on our learning. But it occurred to me that we only ever learn from our own mistakes, and that other peoples ...
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Why we need to fail

Excellent video from Derek Sivers on the benefits of failure ...
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When you’re going through hell…keep going!

This is one of my favourite quotes and it comes from Winston Churchill, “when you’re going through hell, keep going”. It’s such an easy idea, but when you are going through hell, ...
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The Art of Winning.

I have written so many articles on the subjects of Winning Culture, Success and creating Win-Win scenarios, etc., I am sure that many of you probably think I have not been associated ...
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No mistakes, no progress.

Everyone knows that we learn from our mistakes and that they are a necessary part of our development process. However, how many companies have you worked for where they tolerated mistakes? More ...
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Is leadership over rated? Is it the followers who are the most important

Excellent video showing how movements happen ...
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Self-deception limits responsibility.

In relationships, both good and bad, we need to understand our impact and take responsibility for the outcomes and the state of the relationship. In good relationships, we always believe that it’s ...
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The power of belief

A good friend posted this link and in 5 minutes i think it demonstrates the power of belief in our selves, the power of believing something is possible. It would take pages ...
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Leadership and Self-Deception

I was recommend a book called "Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box" by The Arbinger Institute. This is an excellent book, it shows how by focusing on our selves and ...
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It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.

My mentor used to tell me management is not a popularity contest, as sometimes we have to make tough, unpopular decisions, and we can’t please all the people all the time. Whilst ...
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Recognizing what’s important.

Recognition is a powerful motivator. It costs us nothing and has a tremendous impact on morale, engagement and productivity; and anything that can help us improve all three of those should be ...
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