Tag Archives: Mentoring

Label Maker

Label Maker

Posted on 25. May, 2010 by .

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Tweet The label maker is a versatile device. Saviour of kids’ belongings that would otherwise disappear at school. Stalwart of office filing systems. It can categorise, declare ownership, explain purpose, give instructions for use, even declare value. The label is a powerful thing. But I’ve noticed that labels switch from helpful to harmful when we […]

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Who Is In Your Drawer?

Who Is In Your Drawer?

Posted on 27. Jun, 2009 by .

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Tweet Years ago my father consulted to a mining company that was in financial meltdown. Unable to prevent the inevitable, his project wrapped up and the business had no cash left to pay his fees. As a token of their appreciation they gave him half a dozen ‘semi-precious’ stones mined from the site. Fast-forward several […]

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What Twitter Can Teach Leaders

What Twitter Can Teach Leaders

Posted on 20. Apr, 2009 by .

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Tweet I love Twitter… ever present on my iPhone, my Twitter page keeps me connected. To some it’s a communication tool, to others a gossip aggregator, and to others a beloved time-waster. But I believe that the way in which Twitter works should remind leaders of some truths about effective leadership. Thankfully, in many places, […]

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The Spare Time Test

The Spare Time Test

Posted on 11. Mar, 2009 by .

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Tweet I write this edition from the Middle East where I’ve been training leaders in Qatar. Last week I was working with Catholic school principals to assist them in becoming coaches to their staff. Both of these diverse groups expressed the same challenge to acting on their priorities (one that I believe is common to […]

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Think Like Your Successor Would

Think Like Your Successor Would

Posted on 16. Feb, 2009 by .

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Tweet In an executive coaching session with a very successful business leader last week I hit on an idea for overcoming a challenge we all face once we’ve been in a leadership role for a while. No matter how well we start, sooner or later there comes a point when we realise we’ve lost perspective […]

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Get It Right (The art of conflict resolution)

Get It Right (The art of conflict resolution)

Posted on 02. Feb, 2009 by .

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Tweet Conflict is a fact of life when you lead teams. It can be addressed in a way that minimises the pain that conflict creates for people, leaving the team intact and the focus on the future. On the other hand we’ve probably all experienced the devastating damage that teams are plagued by when they […]

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Look Where You Want To Go

Look Where You Want To Go

Posted on 15. Dec, 2008 by .

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Tweet Snowboarding is one sport that I picked up easily, though not without a few bruises along the way. I’m not a natural sportsman but one piece of advice from a friend on my first day snowboarding made a huge difference. As I twisted my body around and tried hard to force the board to […]

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