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Self-aware Leadership

Most of us seek out and follow leaders that we consider "authentic". It is one of the traits most recognised in high performing leaders and much has been said about its value in building trust, transparency and openness. Indeed, whether you like the persons ideologies or not, they are still recognised for their leadership skill. ...

Leading with FIRE

A Leader who thrives in the different FIRE elements may follow the different leadership styles, however the more balanced leaders practice a wider range of transformational (Bass et al) approaches that make them more effective. Indeed, they are more resilient and agile in different situations.   The Transformational leadership skills described by Bass et al looks at ...

The Kill Switch

WARNING - attempting to replicate some of the activities in this blogpost may cause injury or death. Use the advice and support of an experienced professional. DISCLAIMER - the effects of this article may cause you to spend too much money on gear, skip work to go out and play, or cause irritation to your partner ...

Why People Leave? (hint* it IS about the money!)

We've heard time and again that people don't leave because of money. We've also heard that money is a hygiene factor and not a motivator (i.e. not enough will make people leave, but its presence will not attract).  Employee surveys put money below job satisfaction, empowerment, opportunity and culture, when ranking why they are engaged ...

Performance Hack; Early Wake UP

I was never a morning person. I studied and later worked all day, with my team training set after everyone finished work, usually around 20:00 and lasting 2 hours. I then got home, ate and usually caught up with studies (I continued to study even after I started working). Bed time usually meant around midnight, ...

Creating SuperSales Performers

"People buy on emotions"... we hear it all the time. They have often downloaded the specs and comparisons off the internet before they even walk into your shop or office, with a clear understanding of what they THINK they need. But that doesn't mean they can't leave with what YOU think is best for their needs...   "S/he's a natural ...

Multitasking is an illusion

In a previous post I talked about the futility of attempting to achieve work-life balance through a measurement of time, (see The Work-Life Balance Illusion) because this often just results in the frustration of not giving enough time to either. This lose-lose can be turned into a win-win if we measure quality and focus on purpose, ...

Breaking Bad (habits) in 2017

It's that time of year again. New Year's resolutions for all the things we have procrastinated, avoided, run away from or just couldn't be bothered to make time for. Getting fit, stopping smoking, cutting down on sugars or alcohol are your typical personal goals, with taking that course, learning a new skill, going for that ...

Making an Impact with your Business

Making a (social) Impact 2016 has really been the year of “Big Ideas” for me, after participating in TEDx, Start-Up Malta, Zest and Dream Big events over the past months. It was great to be part of creating a supercharged atmosphere at these events and uplifting to see the enthusiasm of young people aiming to turn ...

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