Tag Archives: Leadership Impact

Armchair Critics

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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Tweet Through the years of leading people experience has taught me that there will always be armchair critics, the only question is how I will respond to them. While I welcome constructive feedback and critical thinking from those who share my values, I have no time at all for the armchair critic. Armchair critics are […]

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The Most Crowded Marketplace Of All

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by .

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Tweet I have always pursued the ideal that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. As I’ve worked with leaders around the world, I have discovered that mindset is not only a more satisfying way to live but it’s also a hallmark of those who rise above their competition. The most crowded marketplace […]

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The Inner Circle Test

The Inner Circle Test

Posted on 19. May, 2011 by .

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Tweet Real leaders surround themselves with people who challenge them, not people who worship them. You can tell a lot about a leader by the sort of people they surround themselves with. Often the conversations on this subject focus on the calibre of those you have in your inner circle, and I agree with that […]

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Have You Capped Your Potential?

Have You Capped Your Potential?

Posted on 10. Feb, 2011 by .

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Tweet There’s an unusual looking building I often walk past in New York at 11 Madison Avenue. Today it is home to Credit Suisse’s World Headquarters. Back in 1909 the Met Life Tower on the site was the tallest building in the world. In the decades that followed, the enormous base of what was to […]

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Developing A Rest Ethic

Developing A Rest Ethic

Posted on 23. Oct, 2010 by .

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Tweet If you’re anything like me you might find that working sometimes comes more naturally than resting does. If you’re not, then someone on your team probably needs you to read this so you can understand them better. In high school I was such a gifted sleeper than my friends nicknamed me “sloth”. I’d roll […]

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What’s The Story?

What’s The Story?

Posted on 24. Aug, 2010 by .

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Tweet Great leaders have long understood the power of stories. A well-told story can achieve what operations manuals, mission statements, KPI’s and staff meetings rarely do. Renowned business author and speaker Tom Peters, in his book Leadership, said “A key – perhaps THE key – to leadership is the effective communication of a story”. That’s […]

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Leading Without Emptying The Ocean

Leading Without Emptying The Ocean

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 by .

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Tweet I read some very disturbing scientific research recently that you might have read too. The conclusion of the widely publicised project was that 90% of the species we fish for today will be wiped out by 2048 until fishing practices change. With an eightfold increase in commercial demand for fish since 1950 the report […]

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