Tag Archives: Executive Coaching

You’ve Changed!

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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Tweet It’s said like an insult… “You’ve changed!” Perhaps you were in a conversation with a lifelong friend or a family member. Something you did or said wasn’t quite what you always used to do or say. And then out it comes, with a hint of disgust… “You’ve changed!” Here’s the problem: if you want […]

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The L-Myth

The L-Myth

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by .

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Tweet In his bestselling book “The E-Myth” Michael Gerber attacks some common misconceptions around what it means to be an entrepreneur. He debunks why people become entrepreneurs, what a business really is, and helps explain why so many people struggle with their small business that was supposed to give them “freedom”. I believe there’s an […]

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Distracted By Defining Moments

Distracted By Defining Moments

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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Tweet I’m concerned that our modern obsession with “defining moments” in life is distracting us from the real business of building our future. Don’t get me wrong- there’s no doubt that each of us experiences major events, both good and bad, that have a profound impact on who we are. It could be conquering a […]

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Being Adaptable Is Over-Rated

Being Adaptable Is Over-Rated

Posted on 15. Mar, 2010 by .

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Tweet For years I’ve sung the virtues of being adaptable and to be fair adaptability does have real value in certain situations. But I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just not enough. Being adaptable is over-rated. By definition, leadership is bringing change to the world around you rather than simply conforming to what already […]

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How To Lead Like A Marine

How To Lead Like A Marine

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 by .

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Tweet While in the USA recently I watched a documentary on the leadership development programs of the US Marines. I was struck by what a senior officer described as their “leadership philosophy”: Know Yourself, Know Your Job, Know Your People. Undoubtedly, the Marines are an elite and highly effective military force. Their leadership training must […]

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Simplify

Simplify

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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Tweet What could you stop doing in 2010, to do more of what gets real results? This time of year most people are setting goals and making plans that revolve around adding things to their lives. New projects. Extra staff. More products and services. The problem is that many leaders are hoarders when it comes […]

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Front Foot Favouritism

Front Foot Favouritism

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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Tweet I’m not a gifted sportsman, in fact even ‘competent’ is a stretch most of the time. But one sport I picked up quickly was snowboarding. There’s something exhilarating about hurtling down the side of a mountain strapped to a snowboard with trees and rocks all around you that heightens the senses and reminds you […]

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