Professional development

5 Practical ways to be more compassionate at work

If you want to be a more positive influence on others and achieve higher success in life, learning how to be more compassionate is one way of achieving that. Compassion is finding the proper balance in caring for others, for the business, and for yourself. More importantly, compassion is going out of your way to [...]

The roadmap to success: clarity

Part of being a good leader is knowing the direction to take and having faith in the reasons behind your decisions. Clarity is not an easy quality to cultivate because in today’s world, every person who is given responsibilities finds themselves struggling with priorities. Once your priorities are unclear and you don’t know where your business [...]

3 Reasons why and how curiosity will improve your effectiveness (part 1)

Every success story started with curiosity. From the time you were a child, you probably got asked the question, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Questions such as this continue to be asked by others and to ourselves as maturity develops. These questions are what triggers the start of self discovery. [...]

How to bridge the gap in 4 simple steps

Recently I visited Venice with my family and learned so much about this beautiful place during our weekend. Did you know that Venice is, in fact a series of islands with 420 bridges connecting it together? As we continued to cross many of these bridges, I reflected on how we, as individuals and leaders, can [...]

Preventing failure: Goal setting to be a competent leader

According to a paper by George Doran, there is a S.M.A.R.T. way to grow to be an effective leader. The mnemonic stands for goals to be Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, and Time-related. It all sounds great except I stumbled upon research that suggests more needs to be done with goal setting for effective leadership. Don’t [...]

5 Ways to lead your employees more effectively

Being in a management position, you have a direct impact on employee performance and, by association, company initiatives. It is therefore important that you assume your role as a leader in the business and develop your leadership skills. You may already possess some leadership qualities, but there are five specific qualities that will make you [...]

Being committed – how to get and stay on course

Success as a leader is not a complicated process but it does require commitment. You need to focus on being committed to your vision and goals by bringing out the best qualities in all of your team members and collaborators. Leadership requires a shared vision and achievable goals for all the members of your team. [...]

Are you at risk of derailing from your goals?

If you want to achieve something for yourself or make some changes, a good place to start is to set yourself goals. If, like me, you sometimes get derailed you will find this 6-step process I recently discovered from Dr Mark Goulston, author of ‘Just Listen’, help you to stay on track. The reason this [...]

7 practical steps to gain clarity

Do you sometimes feel unclear of where you are going or what you want to do? During my own career whilst I knew broadly the direction of my travel, I didn't know how to get there.  Over the years, I have developed ways of getting clear and staying on track. I have also helped many [...]

4 Ways To Discover Your Creativity

Innovator. Thought Leader. Ingenious. Do you want to be known for these personality characteristics as a business person or leader? Of course you do… If you are going to become a leader, or are one already, then you know the importance of problem-solving. Discovering creativity within yourself will boost your ability to cultivate the uncommon talent [...]

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