You are capable of so much more!

Over the weekend I became a Master NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, which is a huge accomplishment and something I’m so very proud of. Over six months the program forced me to ?challenge myself in new ways and do things I wouldn’t?ordinarily do or didn’t think I was capable of. One of the biggest mental challenges was believing I could …

From procrastination to motivation

Making the shift! A couple of weeks ago I wrote about overcoming procrastination. I shared my own, excruciating process of writing blogs and feeling frustrated by it. I offered some questions to help decide whether tasks were worth doing at all and, if so, taking a ?just do it? approach. Once I?d published the blog I discreetly slipped back into …

When to take advice and when to ignore it!

Advice advice ? Part II? Through every big change in my life I?ve been given advice from people who care and want to see me succeed. And I have always accepted their advice with openness and belief that it was right for me?even when perhaps it wasn?t! When I was backpacking around the UK in my early twenties I was …

2017 has been?

I?m assuming that a large number of you reading this blog right now are on annual leave and quite possibly recovering from the post-Christmas hangover that comes with over indulgence. So, I?ll keep it light-hearted and avoid putting too much strain on your brain. This week?s topic is typical of the ?end-of-year? theme and is about reflection and happiness. Now …

What do you value?

When I was younger and hopping from one job to another, in the pursuit of finding my passion, I never stopped to consider that what I was looking for was an alignment in values. On reflection, the most fulfilling roles I?ve ever had have been working for leaders who share similar values to my own. You see our values are …

My first two years!

This week marks two years since I left the corporate world, to start my own practice?a significant milestone, when you consider many small businesses fail within their first two years. As I enter my third year I took some time-out to reflect on what I?ve accomplished, the lessons I?ve learnt and where I need to focus in the future. Reflection …

Where?s your head at?

When I work in the city, a couple of times a week, I wake up at 5am, so I can be on the freeway before 6am. At 5:50am, the onramp signals are active (only letting two cars at a time enter) and I join the endless stream of cars traveling inbound, at a speed of no more than 20km/ph. The …

The road to dysfunctional leadership

For years I?ve been amazed, amused and often astounded at the number of people in management positions who are doing a terrible job of leading a team?and I see them stay in their role for years! How did they get there in the first place? I have a theory, which is, great leaders see potential in certain types of people. …

Ready, Set, Goal!

Winning the game is the objective of most competitive sporting teams. And above that is winning the premiership. So imagine your life is a competitive sport? What is your objective? And what?s above that? What are you hoping to achieve this week and why is that important longer term? If you have answers to these questions ? fantastic! If not, …

Customer retention starts with leadership!

When developing customer retention strategies some businesses focus on materialistic gestures and quick-fixes. Customers may be offered discounts, added features, or monetary compensation to stay. While these strategies are sometimes effective they?re not generally addressing the true reason behind the customers? desire to leave. Customers want more than a simple quick-fix, they want to feel heard, they want to see …