Tag: Leading by Example


05

Jul 2012

What will you STOP doing? (To Make Progress)

To transition from capable manager to accomplished leader, most people don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop. (Peter Drucker)                                                ...

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21

Mar 2012

The Strength to let go of Power….

Concentrate on building your strength of character versus striving for more power. The point of power is to wield it for ones own benefit.  Building strength is for the purpose of standing by the people or bigger ideas you believe in. The former is inherently self centred, the latter is...

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02

Nov 2011

Self Interest is Power…

  I’m not talking about the self interest that manipulates power so you win and everyone else loses – we’ll leave that to some of our politician friends… The pursuit of self knowledge in continually crystallising your understanding of your inherent skills, values, natural abilities, interests, style and goals is...

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24

Oct 2011

Happy Days…?

  I was talking with a client who was a bit low on spirits and energy. I asked him a question: “Tell me all the things that you are doing both personally and professional that make you happy?” Client: ………. Silence, long silence ( I was getting worried) followed by...

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29

Sep 2011

Your Staff ARE Volunteers – Get with the Programme!

Thought for the day. If all your employees were volunteers what would you be doing differently? Maybe this would just be an entertaining exercise, if it was not for the notion that it would not take a great leap of imagination to see that today’s employees ARE volunteers. Consider: This...

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12

Sep 2011

Put Up Your Boundaries!

It’s almost impossible to be successful without firm and clear boundaries. We naturally respect people who have strong boundaries. A boundary simply defines what people can and can’t do to you or, do around you. Some folks just put in boundaries without even thinking about it and we like that...

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26

Aug 2011

Every Solution – Creates It’s Own Problems

Every solution creates it’s own problems. The car was the solution to the horse & cart. (Creating pollution, gridlock) Email was the solution to ‘too slow’ mail. (Creating overwhelm, escalations, focus on the small stuff) Credit cards were the solution to personal cash flow issues. (Creating stress, over extended debt,...

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12

Aug 2011

Change is not Difficult at all. Transition is the Killer

Change is not difficult – Transition is difficult. It’s not starting something new that is tricky, we are good at that. It’s leaving what’s old and familiar behind that we find painful, messy, awkward or just in the too hard category. Change is easy…Transitions are hard. Yesterday you were single,...

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04

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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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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