Tag Archives: Performance Coaching

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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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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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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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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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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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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More Transactions Might Ruin Your Business

More Transactions Might Ruin Your Business

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .

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Tweet It’s widely accepted as common sense that increasing transactions is good for your business, but often it just isn’t true. Have you ever purchased something at a store and got the distinct impression that you were an interruption to the salesperson? Have you received the sort of service that leaves you wondering if that […]

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