Posts Tagged: leadership strategies

Meet Your Inner Critic

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at the topic of gravitas – last week I shared an exercise to help us get grounded which is  a good place to start the journey towards more gravitas.

Feet on Floor, Bum on Chair

Last week I shared   Caroline Goyder’s gravitas equation with you. As a reminder,  it’s knowledge+purpose+passion (minus anxiety). Gravitas is something we can all learn to have more of and as most of you know by now that one of my mantras is to ‘just take the first step’ I want to share three exercises with… Read more »

The Three Essentials of Executive Presence

One of the most popular topics I’ve written on this year is Leadership Presence  – three articles in April led to a lot of follow up emails and conversations so it’s clearly a topic that’s of great interest!  Much as we might belief we should be judged on our actions, our experience, our knowledge, our performance……. Read more »

Feedback Made Simple

There has been so much written on feedback and how, when and why to give it so I don’t intend to re-invent the wheel. (But, seriously, if you’re still using the ‘feedback sandwich’ you need to stop it NOW). Here instead are two questions that are simple, powerful and fit for purpose. ‘What can I… Read more »

Without Rituals I’m lost!

I’ve written a lot about focus over the last few months – focusing on the ‘big rocks’ , managing energy not time, the power of rituals and so on. It’s a mission of mine to beat overwhelm and do the things that really matter – and get rid of the stuff that drains my energy. And rituals play a big… Read more »

Time Flies But You Are The Pilot

Time Flies but you are the Pilot One of the best books I read in 2013 was the New York Times Bestseller ‘The Power of Full Engagement’ by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. Their thinking is based on solid research and I’ve found that their ideas really do work – for me and many of my… Read more »

Leaders – All You Need is Love

Leaders – All You Need is Love “Staying in love gives you the fire to really ignite other people, to see inside other people, to have a greater desire to get things done in other people. A person who is not in love doesn’t really feel the kind of excitement that helps them to get… Read more »

Leo Babauta – Procrastination

Leo Babauta says: Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.” But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now. It’ll take you two minutes. It’ll save you countless hours. I’ve written the book on ending procrastination, but I’ve since come up… Read more »

Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

“Change Your Thoughts and You Change Your World” (Norman Vincent Peale) I’ll never be able to….. That’s just a dream…… I’ve never been any good at……. I should/ought/must…. It’s impossible at the moment for me to…… So starts our ‘inner dialogue’ and self-limiting beliefs. A self-limiting belief is an opinion or assumption.  It is NOT necessarily an… Read more »