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November 6, 2018
Soar powerful questions that will transform your life

SOAR – Powerful Questions that will transform your life

I’m delighted to announce that my book ‘Soar – Powerful Questions that will transform your life’ is now back in print, just in time for Christmas stockings! . (It’s available in eBook format too.) At the beginning of the summer the first edition sold out. For the second edition, I resisted the temptation to expand on the themes and frameworks I share in it,  » Read more about: SOAR – Powerful Questions that will transform your life  »
October 5, 2018
I'm feeling stuck - help

I’m feeling stuck and need clarity

We’ve all had times when we feel ‘stuck in a rut.’ Numbed by the anaesthetic of daily habits and routine chores, we feel trapped in a never-ending ‘to do’ list. Whilst we might use terms such as ‘lacking in motivation,’ or ‘de-energised,’ it’s a state that is really best summarised by the label ‘blah.’ When we feel stuck,  » Read more about: I’m feeling stuck and need clarity  »
September 27, 2018
Feeling good

Make feeling good your number one priority

As humans we are emotional beings, we feel emotions all the time. I view my emotions like GPS, a guide. Excitement, joy, fun, satisfaction – full steam ahead. Frustration, stress, nervousness, boredom, anger – pay attention. (The word ‘pain’ can be viewed as an acronym – Pay Attention Inward Now!) When you think about it,  » Read more about: Make feeling good your number one priority  »
September 27, 2018
Boss Containment

Boss Containment aka Managing a Temperamental Boss

It was worrying, but not surprising that in the recent book by acclaimed journalist Bob Woodward, ‘Fear – Trump in the White House’ that staff conceal difficult news from their boss. Briefing papers are withheld, edicts ignored and difficult messages are avoided. Whilst Trump may be the poster boy for a temperamental boss,  » Read more about: Boss Containment aka Managing a Temperamental Boss  »
September 25, 2018
Managing Change

Why is Managing Change so hard?

It was over 2500 years ago that the Greek philosopher Heraclitus stated that ‘there is nothing permanent except change.’ In recent years, change management has become ubiquitous in business parlance. It appears on job descriptions and is listed as an espoused competency in most organisations. Yet why is it, that if statistics are to be believed,  » Read more about: Why is Managing Change so hard?  »
September 3, 2018
Modern Leadership

Modern Leadership – What’s it all about?

Unless you are a third world dictator, Eastern European strong man or Donald Trump, the old command and control style of leadership is in its death throes. A more educated, globally connected workforce doesn’t respond well to barked instructions. There is a shift away from the old heroic view of leadership,  » Read more about: Modern Leadership – What’s it all about?  »
September 3, 2018

Your Personal Board of Directors

In the second in a series of articles aimed at us solopreneurs, let me introduce you to the concept of your own personal board of directors. Big companies have them, why shouldn’t you? The idea of having your own Board of Directors is an extension of the ‘hero’ exercise, a powerful coaching tool I’ve been using for years.  » Read more about: Your Personal Board of Directors  »
August 23, 2018
Reclaiming my time

Reclaiming my time

Last year, America politician Maxine Waters repeated the phrase ‘reclaiming my time’ when the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wasn’t answering her question during a hearing. The video of the interaction became viral and the phrase became attached to her criticisms of the Trump administration. In the last few weeks, I’ve given the concept of ‘reclaiming my time’ some serious consideration.  » Read more about: Reclaiming my time  »
August 6, 2018
Time Management

5 ways to get better at Time Management

I’m always on the lookout for new insights and tips to enhance my time management.   Here are five distinctions that I’ve added to my personal effectiveness toolkit. Distinction 1 – Know where you add value The Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) as applied to time management means 80% of your effectiveness will come from 20% of your activities.  » Read more about: 5 ways to get better at Time Management  »
August 6, 2018
Amanda McHugh

In conversation with author Amanda McHugh

Amanda, I savoured reading Memoir of a Psychic, not only because you are a good friend, but also because it is a fascinating read. Tell me about your journey to writing this book, which I have to say I felt go straight to my heart because I know it came from your heart.  » Read more about: In conversation with author Amanda McHugh  »
August 3, 2018
You want the best for each other. Soulmate

How I used the Law of Attraction to organise my Dream Wedding

If you follow me on social media you will have seen posts and images from my recent New York wedding. Yes, on June 19th (my birthday) I married Brian, my partner of almost 11 years in Central Park. It was a magical week, I’m still on cloud nine. I’ve shared the story of how our New York wedding came about with a few friends.  » Read more about: How I used the Law of Attraction to organise my Dream Wedding  »
July 2, 2018
Delegation

The Art of Delegation

Many managers have challenges when it comes to delegation. For most of them the real issue is relinquishing control. Many of us run the belief that if you want something done well, do it yourself. A core tenet of management and leadership is achieving through others and this cannot be done without effective delegation.  » Read more about: The Art of Delegation  »