Tag Archives: Learning

2016 your best year ever? How to improve in 2017?

In 2016 I applied Michael Hyatt’s Best Year Ever approach to my goal setting for the first time.  I’ve had a brilliant year, though not exactly my best year ever. So, there are still lessons to learn to make next year … Continue reading

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Resilient! You’re kidding me! I need to raise my game!

Last week I explored some notions about resilience, defining what I meant by that term, and identifying six strengths or traits that underpin a leader capable of rebounding. In this article, I provide fourteen tips on how to use those … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #17

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife, and soul-mate retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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How to develop your authenticity through curiosity?

We all live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and often ambiguous world. The pace of change we encounter is unrelenting, and advances in technology appear lightning fast. The Social Age has dawned too and is sweeping the world, making global … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #16

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife, and soul-mate retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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Finding the balance between doing and thinking

I have long argued that people spend too much doing, and too little time thinking. Why? Over-doing depresses our creative consciousness, a view shared by Arianna Huffington, founder of the online newspaper, the  Huffington Post. And our creativity is the … Continue reading

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Could you be better at engagement?

It is a typical aspiration. Most organisations, teams and leaders want to engage better with staff, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. The benefits are obvious – more opinion, comments and feedback; a sharper focus on outcomes and impact; closer involvement … Continue reading

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Are you uncomfortable managing people?

You’d be surprised how many people, how many managers are uncomfortable doing this or maybe you aren’t?  Perhaps you have experienced it or are experiencing it every day now. Possibly, this might be you – happy to manage but then … Continue reading

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Are you an agile learner and leader?

There are common causes of leaders failing under pressure. Typically it is poor self-awareness, often coupled with vanity or ego. It most often occurs in leaders who believe they know better and don’t seek advice, let alone act upon it. … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes That Inhibit Your Ability To Lead

There is an age-old argument as to whether it is possible to teach leadership or not. Many would argue that it is not possible to teach leadership. Many others would argue that leaders are born and not made. I believe … Continue reading

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