Have you ever gone into a conversation with a specific mindset, only to come out of it realising you had just been skilfully convinced of the opposite? Being able to influence others while making them feel valued and respected is such an art – and one worth mastering particularly for managers and leaders.
You have probably heard the expression ‘fake it til you make it’ – or in other words, pretend to be who you wish to become, until you can say you really are that person. I would suggest that ‘work on it til you make it’ might be a more accurate expression. But how does one actually ‘work on’ becoming something new?
Last week was stage 2 of my Helmsman Project adventure: a five-day sailing trip with 30 odd teenage boys.
Have leaders made a conscious decision to follow a path that would lead them to their position or is leadership the unplanned consequence of a series of events?
When a Vietnamese recipe calls for a bird’s eye chili, then a bird’s eye chili there must be. This last blog post has more than a kick to it…
In last week’s post, I wrote I was about to jump on a ship with about 35 15-year-old boys. Well, I have been and conquered… with a reminder or two along the way!
I’m about to jump on a ship for two days with a group of about 35 15-year-old boys.
How we ‘show up’ in life has a huge impact on ourselves, others and our environment, yet don’t often question our attitude…
How often do we stop ourselves from doing something because the ‘conditions aren’t quite right’?
Society rightly encourages us to challenge ourselves and push our limits. But is there ever a time when giving up actually is the right thing to do?