Tag Archives: Leadership Coaching

Don’t Feed The Birds

Don’t Feed The Birds

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

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Tweet As a kid I remember being pestered by aggressive seagulls at the beach. I thought if I threw them a few hot chips they’d be appeased and go away. How wrong I was. Suddenly there were more, and bolder still, with endless appetites! The Mayor of London recently reduced soaring pigeon numbers simply by […]

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Everyone Leading

Everyone Leading

Posted on 22. Apr, 2011 by .

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Tweet Truly great teams are places where everyone leads. While most organisations are content to build leadership structures, the best companies instead build leadership cultures. Leadership is more than a title, a job description, a corner office or place on the org chart. Leadership is as much about how we carry ourselves, and how we […]

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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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On Being A Champion

On Being A Champion

Posted on 16. Dec, 2010 by .

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Tweet “Champion” is a noun, but it’s also a verb. I believe a leader’s ambition should be both: to be a champion, but also to champion others. There’s something unattractive about the person who is great at what they do, but lets it go to their head. They forget that true success is not measured […]

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The Threshold Bite

The Threshold Bite

Posted on 10. Aug, 2010 by .

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Tweet I was at a new cafe with a friend recently and we were devouring our meal with great passion (and if you know me, you know I can be seriously passionate about my food). This meal could do no wrong. We embarrassed ourselves with adjectives, superlatives and groans of joy. But then, out of […]

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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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A Critique Of Criticism

A Critique Of Criticism

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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Tweet Recently a friend said to me, “Criticism is the death gargle of a non-achiever”. It’s a great statement and I’ve found it to be true. Many years of leadership have given me the opportunity to see the long-term impact of different mindsets on a person’s life. The truth is that all too often those […]

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