Leadership

Leading from the High Road Less Travelled

 Four Steps to Wise Leadership Have you ever wondered what makes a good leader – the type of leader that naturally elicits results, trust, respect and commitment? What does it take to be more than a transactional leader… to become a transformational leader? This book, to be published by Columbia University Press this September,…

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Real Well-being

 With the rapid pace of change and the use of technology reaching unprecedented levels, it’s not surprising that our own ‘systems’ – our brain and our body – aren’t quite keeping up, threatening our sense of real well-being. This month I explore what’s really going on and what you can do to better handle…

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The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership

 The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership That’s the title of my new book due for release in the coming months. It’s been a collaboration project since 2012 between myself, Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz, leading Neuroscientist on OCD and neuroplasticity at UCLA, and Art Kleiner, editor for s+b magazine. The book will…

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What is your story?

 Believe it or not, the stories or narratives you tell yourself changes what you see or think possible in life. When we enter an experience with a story about how we think life is, that determines how we focus our attention and becomes what we see, even when there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary.…

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Mental Resilience

It can happen to any of us: we don’t get done what we hoped to get done, then we feel stressed, distressed or guilty about it. It’s time to let that pattern go. It’s simply not helpful. We can build resilience around expectations, with a little mental training. And it may support and enable us…

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Our number one craving

Have you ever noticed a sense of incompleteness in your life? That there was something missing? I know I certainly have from time to time. What is our number one craving? You have most likely felt it too since adolescence, or at least since early childhood. It’s a feeling that something is wrong; that something…

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News from Old London Town

News from Old London Town Here’s a quick update… I’ve just completed a whirlwind trip to London and I had a blast!!! I was in London to collaborate with my co-authors Art Kleiner and Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz, and here we are with Jonathan Trippett and David Lancefield regarding our impending leadership book due for…

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The Move to ‘Quiet Leadership’

Help people think better – don’t tell them what to do. That’s the advice from a new management practice for today’s corporate realities. Josie Thomson outlines the strategies for what has been labelled ‘quiet leadership’. It’s a complex and stressed out world in corporations large and small. Most workers are juggling dozens if not hundreds…

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Executive Coaching for Leadership

Four unexpected leadership qualities Are you working in an organisation where leaders model the characteristics of inspiring leadership? Do the leaders in your organisation display personality characteristics that lead to superior performance and success? One of the most powerful questions one can ask oneself is “Am I working in a company where followers want to…

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Authentic Leadership

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” ~ Harold Whitman ~ What is your calling in life? What makes you come alive? How can you bring out the greatness in yourself…

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