Archive for June, 2010

Showing Your Face

June 28, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Are you ready to be amazed? There’s a simple way to make a difference in the way you relate to those in your team. If you are focused in what you do, it will take no time at all, cost nothing and revolutionize the way that your people perceive you. Why managers don’t do this […]

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Too Busy for a Friend…

June 22, 2010 | By

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder […]

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Thought About ‘Plan B’?

June 20, 2010 | By

I almost missed the opportunity to mention the current England demise at the World Cup. Thanks to my sister Beverley earlier this evening, I feel no pressure to make a tenuous link between their performances thus far and the management we all undertake, day-in, day-out! There is a very obvious link, of course. Far be […]

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Are You Ready?

June 13, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In ‘The West Wing’ there’s a pivotal moment at the start of Season Two (just working my way through the box set!). There has been a shooting attempt on the President’s team and through a series of flashbacks to when his presidential campaign began, Jed Bartlet is seen behaving like a bit of an arsehole […]

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Performing Beyond Your Limits

June 11, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

After the recent women’s French Open Final, the winner Francesca Schiavone, was asked to describe her game. She replied, ‘going over the limits  and being everything you can be in two hours.’ I wonder how many of us could say the same thing about our performance and results. My belief is that most of us […]

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The Value of A Question

June 11, 2010 | By

In the front of my copy of “The Bourne Deception” – book 7 of Robert Ludlum’s highly successful thriller franchise (with Eric Van Lustbader), there is the following dedication:- . “For Jeff, who started it all with one simple question…” . Ludlum’s book sales are now well past 300 million, in 32 languages, in 50+ […]

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Be Yourself – No, Really!

June 10, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Question: “If no one told who you were, who would you be?” Share this:

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Your Development – It’s All Down To You

June 8, 2010 | By

Too many times do we pass the buck with developing our skills and abilities. Too often is it easy to take the easy way and say that what life throws at us is nothing to do with us – it’s just not fair. Yet there is something in the words of John F Kennedy that […]

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