When did you last give your staff a good listening to? To be really listened to is a unique experience for many people. It is a gift they seldom receive. There is a great deal of difference in being listened to, and being heard. When was the last time you received such a gift when [...]
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Having just read through a slide presentation by Netflix on their attitude to business culture one cannot but be impressed with the extent of their thinking. Many of us have at some point encountered this thing called organizational culture and have come away unimpressed. Companies issue their value statement which is usually sloganic using words [...]
With credit to Mike Dooley… Most of us have tried to control other people… and failed. Of course, you can’t control other people. Not even a little; not a smidge. Every man and woman is their own sailing vessel powered by their own thoughts, emotions, and imagination. You can’t improve their smile, nor even add [...]
Many Olympic athletes have incredible stories of perseverance and overcoming adversity. Here are two quotes from Muhammad Ali that sum this up… I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses [...]
Most people would like to get better at something they do. The first step to the next level of performance is usually gained by addressing what you have been avoiding. So what are you avoiding that means you don’t get the results you want? What barrier seems to be in the way that means you [...]
Remember your very first day at work? You were probably excited. You wanted to succeed. Are you still excited about work today? If not, and that applies to most of us, what happened? Was the disengagement gradual, or the result of a specific event? If you subsequently became re-engaged, if the fire came back and [...]
Often, you will need to set out to achieve a goal without any clear idea of how it will be done.
Is who you are someone who would be likely to get what you want? If not, what sort of person WOULD be likely to get what you want?
“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” Dr Seuss
But here is the key. The difference is never in the world – it’s in the thoughts through which you’re looking at the world.