5 ways to end 2017 on a high

5 ways to end 2017 on a high

As 2017 draws to a close it is only natural that we start to look ahead to the coming year. Between pushing hard to finish this year in a great place and building out our plans for 2018 it’s important, critical even, for us to pause and take stock. As Lao Tzu said, “If you […]

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How to be successful as a shy introvert – have courage

How to be successful as a shy introvert – have courage

One of the biggest misconceptions I come across in my line of work is that introverts are shy. I have stood with groups of leaders on countless occasions and explained that introversion and extroversion are not about how confident or shy we are; they are about where our energy comes from. During these discussions I […]

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Dropping the Mask

Dropping the Mask

Some of us consciously put on a mask when we go to work each day. We act in the way that we think someone doing our job, at our level should act. And then there are those of us who go to work without even realising that we are wearing a mask. There may be […]

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Becoming a Hero

Becoming a Hero

You can usually sense that somebody is in victim mode long before they speak. If their body language hasn’t already given them away, it becomes apparent as soon as they start talking. It is not what they say, but how they say it. Eighteen months ago I noticed that there are three character archetypes operating […]

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Do you live what you preach and does it matter?

Do you live what you preach and does it matter?

“In the event of cabin decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band behind your head and breathe normally. If you are travelling with a child or someone who […]

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