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Jul 2011

The Confidence Game

People and their confidence is not a fixed relationship. The significant people around you often have their confidence dwindle, sometimes to almost nothing. The ‘cost’ of that is they’ll play a smaller game and avoid being extra-ordinary. Don’t even bother asking ask ‘Do I impact on staff confidence?” You do. Every...

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30

Jun 2011

Digital Media – Top Ten ‘Rules’.

I never thought as a Coach 15 years ago, that I’d now be be dishing out advice about managing email. Hey ho, I never saw that big issue coming and the impact it has had on the productivity and wellbeing of Managers and Leaders. So here goes a few precious...

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27

Jun 2011

Effort – Yes. Struggle – No.

All great endeavours require effort? You better believe it. Let’s stop confusing struggle with effort though. Effort is energy optimised to reach the outcome. Struggle is wasted effort – not moving the outcome forward very efficiently. How about the ‘principle of least effort’ which, is often confused for laziness –...

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22

Jun 2011

The Trouble with Time… is you have too much of it.

Now that might land with a harsh bump. “What me? I’m frazzled. I don’t have a second to spare.” Do we really treat our time commodity as the most precious commodity on the planet, squeezing the juice out of every second on worthwhile and fullfilling activity? No, of course not....

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21

Jun 2011

Is Procrastination Really the Enemy?

Procrastination is mostly frowned on by the ‘hyped up think later’ mindset as the enemy of the people. OK, so spontaneity is a powerful thing, even planned spontaneity serves a purpose. Sometimes though we procrastinate just because instinctively we know something is not right and our gut feel is stopping...

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20

Jun 2011

Principals with Principles

“Those are my principles and if you don’t like them, well, I have others.” Groucho Marx The painful thing about having principles is…. people may actually expect you to stand by them. If you are going to declare that you might just: Listen to people like your life depended on...

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