Tag Archives: Personal Development

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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Are you a realistic optimistic leader?

In a growing world of complexity, leaders increasingly need to develop their resilience. In today’s article, I define what I mean by resilience, and identify six strengths or traits that underpin a leader capable of rebounding. So what is resilience? The belief … Continue reading

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Are you a leader open to learning?

I believe that learning is in scarce supply in many workplaces. My view, based on direct experience, observation and research,  has developed over 38 years in professional business and consultancy. I’ve worked in local government, not-for-profit organisations, and the commercial … Continue reading

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Do you lead by principles?

The cancellation of a training event recently disappointed me. I had been due to deliver a leadership development programme for colleagues in the third sector. However, there were insufficient participants to make the course viable. What disappointed me most was … Continue reading

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How to transform your life through curiosity

My father, Harry Thurlbeck, was an incredible person! Born into a large working-class family in the 1920’s, he was a self-educated man who had a thirst for knowledge – for finding out about people, places and things. He was also … Continue reading

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You and I are leaders transforming the world!

I have long held the opinion that change happens one individual at a time! By extension of that view, leadership of change also happens one individual at a time! We all have the capacity to lead, and change, and lead … Continue reading

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How do you learn? Introducing the 7 Dimensions of Learning Power!

More than ever before, organisations are making increasing demands of fewer staff and so it makes better sense to either secure more from your own personal self-development or from any organisational investment in your professional learning and development. And yet … Continue reading

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Resilience … in Leadership and Management

The belief that leaders have the endless stamina, ideas, and skills it takes to deliver success year after year is a fallacy of the past … and more evidently so in these difficult modern times. Thus, resilience … the ability … Continue reading

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