Monthly Archives: April 2014

No More Carrot and Stick

A question I am often asked is: ‘How do I motivate my team?’ To which my answer is: Ask them! It’s rarely just about the money. Christine Comaford in her book, SmartTribes:  How Teams Become Brilliant Together, talks about the importance of giving employees a sense of the three things they deeply crave: Safety Belonging Mattering… Read more »

10 ways to develop your leadership presence

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been exploring Personal Presence. Presence) ‘Reveals itself as the magnetic, radiating effect you have on others when you’re being the authentic you, giving them your full respect and attention, speaking honestly and letting your unique character traits flow. As leaders, we must be technically competent to gain others’… Read more »

The Power of Leadership Presence

What is Presence? ‘I know it when I see it’ is what most of us would say. But here’s a definition that might help: “It reveals itself as the magnetic, radiating effect you have on others when you’re being the authentic you, giving them your full respect and attention, speaking honestly and letting your unique… Read more »

On Losing my Personal Presence

I found this quote on a blog post recently and it got me thinking about a conversation I had some years ago with a potential coaching client. It served as one of my best pieces of learning about Personal Presence (and I’ll talk more about this subject over the next couple of weeks). If your… Read more »