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May 29, 2011

Discovering your authentic self

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Michelangelo What can you chip away to reveal the true you? As we go through life we tend to accumulate beliefs and habits that surround us and cover us. They build up without us noticing, they dim our inner light, and

May 22, 2011

Getting them to do it right

Very often as managers we are asked to show someone how to do a task. If we don't teach them well, we risk poor performance and bad results. If we do teach them well, they perform better with less supervision. Teaching a task well requires some simple steps... A: Get their attention and buy-in to

May 22, 2011

Resilience

Successful, happy people don't always have easy, trouble free lives. In fact, they often have had to face failure, set backs, disappointments and losses. Many surprise and inspire us by transcending obstacles that would completely block other people. So, what is their secret? Luck? Destiny? Or could it be they've just learned how to be

May 15, 2011

Easy way to extend your comfort zone

Someone told me the other day not to step outside my comfort zone because there is an easier way. Rather than step out into unknown territory where there are dragons and scary things, reach out and pull that difficult thing into your comfort zone. This is a subtle, yet powerful distinction. Think of something that

May 8, 2011

A simple key to leadership

People will do things when they know WHY they are important. Great leaders know this. They talk about WHY, not HOW. The WHY is what provides the motivational energy to do the HOW, so keep communicating the WHY. The "E" in CEO could really stand for Chief "Explaining" Officer, as one of the key success

May 1, 2011

Our blind spots uncovered

Some of the most important growth areas for our personal development are not easily visible to us. We look at ourselves through our own set of filters and beliefs which gives us blind spots where it matters most that we can see. Others see us differently, so ask a trusted friend for honest feedback on