Category: Personal Development

Leaders – The Differences We Make

October 2, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Every single one of us makes a difference. In our daily interactions with people, we affect them in some small, often insignificant ways. And sometimes bigger ways too. Whether it’s the questions we ask people as we go about our lives, or the way we listen to others when they want our attention, the way […]

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10 Things You Don’t Want To Hear But Really Need To

November 30, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

This is a great guest post about change, by Ali Davies, a coach and trainer I truly respect and enjoy. You’ll find her details at the bottom of the piece. “When you are trying to create change in your life or work it can feel very hard. When that happens it is easy to fall […]

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Do You Dare To Dream?

April 24, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Cool little video on dreaming, goal setting, comfort zones, vision, feeling the fear and more. So, do you dare to dream? Share this:

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Circles of Influence – Taking Control Back

April 19, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Are there things in the world that frustrate you? Do people drive you crazy and make you mad? And if so, what do you do to get control back? In many ways, the frustrations we feel when something is outside our control is what we allow. Whilst it can be a difficult thing to accept, […]

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Making Progress is What Counts

November 27, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Life is about progress. We aim to improve; achieve; get better; feel good about ourselves in almost everything we do. Yet we often make the mistake of believing that the challenges we face are simply too big. Or they are too scary. Or maybe we would be just as well if we didn’t take that […]

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Ten Ways to be Happier at Home

November 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Here’s a super little 1 minute video from Gretchen Rubin – enjoy! Share this:

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More Creative Than We Think

November 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

There was a time in my corporate life where I would never have given a thought to my capacity, or even need for creativity. Sure, we all went along to assessment centres and made nuclear power stations out of stick-back plastic and the insides of toilet rolls (a la Blue Peter). But my day-job was […]

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A Lesson in Trust From a Little Girl

November 20, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A little girl and her father were crossing a narrow bridge. The father was worried for his daughter’s safety so he asked her: “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river”. The little girl said: “No Dad. You hold my hand”. “What’s the difference?” asked the puzzled father. “There’s a […]

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Stephen Covey – My Life Changer

July 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It is with deep regret that I heard of the loss of Stephen Covey. 14 years ago, I was helping out a group of trainers in a management development centre. A manager of almost 25 years myself at that time, I guess I was seen as someone who enjoyed imparting objective development support to my […]

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A ‘Thank You’ – Small And Effective

July 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When we look at the kinds of things that motivate people, it’s not hard to find them. Indeed, all we have to do is to think of the times that we, ourselves, have felt motivated when we’ve done something. Putting effort into a piece of work that we have invested our time in requires focus, patience […]

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