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Do you have mentor? Discover three benefits of having one . . .

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” Bob Proctor Navigating your professional career can be challenging.  You may encounter difficult colleagues you need to persuade. A stretch assignment. An underperforming team to engage and deliver results. A tough [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Career Change, career management, Communication, leadership effectiveness, Listening, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do you have mentor? Discover three benefits of having one . . .

Never forgot those who matter most to you and your business

Receiving an award for Best Executive Coaching, South East England was a proud moment for me this week and it would not have been possible without YOU. Thank you. I believe it is important to never forget those who matter most to you and your business and so I made this short video on my Facebook [...]

By | January 28th, 2017|career management, Category of Personal Leadership, executive coaching, professional development, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Never forgot those who matter most to you and your business

Overcoming the Obstacles of Gaining Clarity

I turned the corner onto the familiar well-trodden path, the fields either side obscured by the tall hedge grow. Although this time it was different. To my delight, the fields were visible.  The owners of the field had pruned the hedge grow. I offered a silent ‘thank you’ and was grateful for the view in [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|clarity, courage mindset, executive coaching, leadership coaching, leadership effectiveness, personal leadership, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Overcoming the Obstacles of Gaining Clarity

3 Proven Steps to successfully influence others

Whether we realise it or not, we are influencing others all the time.  Whether because we want them to do something, behave in a different way or to think for themselves. How well do you think you influence others? In my experience, often the reason individuals feel they have not been as successful as they [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Communication, effective communication, executive coaching, leadership coaching, leadership effectiveness, professional development, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Proven Steps to successfully influence others

The Courageous Mindset All Leaders Should Aim For

“You will fail more from timidity, procrastination, and carefulness.” These are some of the powerful words from one of the world’s most highly respected keynote speakers and authors on human potential, Margie Warrell. Warrell is also a writer for Forbes and founder of Global Courage. Part of her leadership coaching focuses on seizing opportunities, expanding [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|courage mindset, executive coaching, leadership coaching, leadership effectiveness, professional development, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Courageous Mindset All Leaders Should Aim For

How top leaders avoid the fatal flaws of poor decision making

Being a leader in any field is tough. Top leaders know that when they make a decision, it’s not just about the immediate action and reaction that matters but also the long-term effects that can ripple through a team and cause confusion and chaos.  Unfortunately, being the one who has to make the decision puts [...]

No-one is listening to me! How to become a more effective communicator – Part 2

Clear communication makes for effective communication and great leaders Since 90% of all business and personal relationships have to do with communication, learning how to be an effective communicator, clear about your message content will make life a lot easier to manage. 5 Quick Steps for clear verbal communication: Know what you want to say. [...]

No-one is listening to me! How to become a more effective communicator – Part 1

Leadership is described in the dictionary as the action of leading a group of people or an organization. There are different leadership styles and each style has its pros and cons. For instance, the authoritarian leadership style is necessary if you have a life and death situation like a war while a relationship-oriented leader works [...]

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 [...]