Once You have Set your Goal, here are Six Steps to Keeping on Track

The Goal is the JourneyNow that you have set a well designed goal and you know where you are heading, here are six steps to keeping on track. [Read more...]

The Seven Steps to Goal Setting Mastery

Kicking GoalWe all accept that having goals to work towards give our work meaning as well as a way of measuring our progress along the way, but unfortunately too few people actually have a blueprint for setting those goals in a meaningful way. Here are some steps to Goal Setting MASTERY… [Read more...]

The Awesome Power of Focus vs the Awful Consequences of Lack of Focus

Karl WallendaIt has often been said that we consciously use only 8-10% of the power of our mind every day. If that is the case, then 90% of the most powerful resource we have may be going untapped, or at least, underutilised. Here is a tragic story I read many years ago of the misuse of focus when it mattered most… [Read more...]

What do you think is more important for Humanity to Thrive – Empathy or Reason?

I read this question on a LinkedIn group forum recently and it got me thinking, especially in light of my previous two blogs regarding aligning with your true purpose through the work you do. (Here’s one of those blogs FYI Authenticity-Allowing your Highest Expression of Yourself to Shine )

EmpathyJust today I was reading a post from Linda J. Ferguson PhD (http://www.lindajferguson.com) on the subject of showing empathy at the very deepest level in our work. The only catch is… you might never know when that opportunity to connect at such a deep level with another human being might appear. Often that opportunity may offer itself to you when you least expect it. Will you be ready for it when that happens? Or will you let the moment pass unnoticed? Will reason get in the way of empathy, or will empathy allow you to connect with someone at a time when it is most significant to them? [Read more...]

‘Accountants’ and ‘Passion’ in the same sentence? Too damn right!

Alex Malley CPAIn my previous blog, when I talked about leaders in business bringing their highest expression of themselves to the work they do, little did I know that I would find a wonderful example of this in action slap bang in the middle of a profession where you would never expect to find the word ‘passion’ as the defining description. More likely, you would expect to see words like ‘conservatism,’ or ‘diligence’ or ‘reliability.’ But ‘passion?’  I wouldn’t have thought so. [Read more...]

What Drastic Action did 30yo Kjerstin Gruys take in 2011 and what Lesson does it give to us all about Authenticity?

Kjerstin GruysIn 2011, this beautiful young woman did not look at a mirror for a year. Even on her wedding day and right up to the point of walking down the aisle Kjerstin stayed true to her commitment. For one whole year Kjerstin covered up all the mirrors in her house and at work, and even if she caught the slightest glimpse of herself in reflections outside of home, Kjersten would quickly look away. She spent those 52 weeks blindly putting on make-up and combing her hair and relied on her friends and family to assure her that she looked okay. [Read more...]

What do you do if your Team is Underperforming? Part 4 – Measurement; Reward and Recognition

Hitting the TargetSo far in this series of turning around team underperformance we have  covered Leadership; Creating the Urgency for Change; Re-Aligning the Focus; Training and Education; and Ongoing Mentoring and Coaching…. ‘but there’s more,’ as the famous ad line declares. It’s now time to focus on Measurement and Reward & Recognition. First Measurement…  [Read more...]