Posts Tagged: leadership strategies

Choosing a Different Belief is Liberating!

  Last week I wrote about the first step in changing the self-limiting  beliefs, scripts and stories that prevent us from being successful in life. I encouraged you to: Think about the beliefs you hold that prevent you from being as successful as you like (and to write them down).  I used to have a strong ‘must… Read more »

If you keep on doing what you’ve always done…

Last week I wrote about two key things that will help you be more productive (no fads, apps or shiny new objects). The problem is, when we can’t see the wood for the trees we…well, we can’t see the wood for the trees! If you keep on doing what you’ve always done……you know the rest.

Are you working too hard?

As the holiday season is upon us I thought it worth reflecting on Bronnie Ware’s poignant book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.  The number two regret is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. It reminds us all, I think, to enjoy our precious downtime this summer – however we choose to spend it…. Read more »

Easy Productivity Tip (1)

Many of you know that I have been on a mission to be much more productive without working harder over many years.  I’m very interested in the scientific research behind productivity rather than the so-called ‘wisdom’ that has no basis in science. One of the things that’s working really well for me is this:

If I had more confidence…..

Just like me I’m sure that every executive coach in the world helps leaders to work on their ‘confidence’ issues in some shape or form. Does that mean that we are naturally supremely confident beings and have ‘all the answers’? No, of course not! At times I’m fearful, vulnerable and worried about making an idiot… Read more »

Rituals and Habits – Here Comes the Science Bit!

I’ve written about rituals and habits before and how important they are to me in maintaining my focus and being productive.  Well, it seems that science backs this up in many ways! Here’s a great article which tells you more about the neuroscience of rituals. http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2015/09/make-you-happy-2/ Enjoy!

How to Delegate when You’ve Always Done Everything Yourself

I’ve written much, over the years, about delegation but it’s one of the things that many of us struggle with for a variety of reasons. I was recently asked by ByteStart to write about this very topic with entrepreneurs and small businesses in mind.  You can read the article here:- http://www.bytestart.co.uk/delegate-small-business-owner.html Whether you’re an entrepreneur… Read more »

Thinking Resiliently

Thinking In this series on the Six Characteristics of a Resilient Team we have so  far looked at the topics of  common purpose, team norms, trust and candid conversations . The fourth characteristic of a resilient team is the ability to think resiliently. I wrote about thinking traps last year so I’m not going to repeat myself on that front. But I will say this.  The… Read more »