Posts Tagged: self belief

Ever wanted the ground to swallow you up?

The lowest, saddest points of my leadership career were when I felt completely useless – drowning in the detail and floundering like a fish in a shark-infested sea. I couldn’t hold my own; stand up for what I believed was right for our customers (because other louder voices had another agenda) and flapping and waffling… Read more »

I got fired – (and what I learned)

I’ve been fired twice. Once from a seasonal job in Switzerland – for insubordination. (If you know me, that won’t surprise you at all – and in my defence, I was very young). And a year or so later for not ‘looking the part’ (my ‘just out of student life’ gear didn’t work in the hallowed… Read more »

The danger of operating in ‘Survival’ mode

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been exploring the topic of unhelpful beliefs, stories and scripts. A few people have asked me why we behave in ways or repeat patterns that actually do us no good at all – and even though we know it, we seem unable to do anything about it.

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 »

Is your Script past its Sell By date?

  In this week’s blog I want to talk about the beliefs, stories and scripts that get in the way of effective leadership and make us less focused or  successful  than we could be. We often talk about Self Limiting Beliefs, old stories or out-of-date scripts  – these can keep us stuck, make us feel… Read more »

Not Shying Away

Last week I shared Dave Perkins’ inspiring thinking about how he wanted 2016 to look for himself and the  Nottingham Area board of  Young Enterprise UK. This week and next I’m going to be sharing Dave’s great wisdom and humility in ‘Not Shying Away’.  His words have given me a great deal of food for thought… Read more »

3 Key Questions for Conflict Resolution

Productive, energetic discussion and disagreement can lead to new ideas and improvements in performance and results. Teams that engage in productive conflict can challenge each other’s ideas  from a position of mutual respect – because they care about the bigger picture and each other.  They are not interested in scoring points, or trying to look… Read more »

How do you want your LIFE to be?

One of the exciting and yet scary things I did a couple of years ago was to do a vision board of how I wanted my life to look.  Many of you will be familiar with the exercise where you cut pictures from magazines of things that ‘speak’ to you. It’s exciting because it takes… Read more »