Category Archives: Self Improvement

“Be excellent to yourself, dude”

From “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (cult 1989 American science fiction comedy) Anyone in the UK will know that over the course of the last 12 months, the Post Office has celebrated the magnificent achievement of the UK gold medal winners in … Continue reading

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“10 Ways To Get Leadership Gravitas”

Do you lack gravitas? Recently several senior women entirely independently have contacted me because they’d been told this by their superiors. This information is hard to digest. Most people know it when they see it. And they miss it when … Continue reading

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“What are your limits?”

I remember reading a piece of research in the 1980s. It was a study into CEOs of the top FTSE 100 companies and what they had in common. What were their secrets? What made them successful? What was the magic … Continue reading

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“How to Build a Relationship of Mutual Trust”

In a TV programme (Grand Designs Abroad) I came across about a year ago, 2 hard-up artists were rebuilding a house in Puglia, Southern Italy themselves. They were learning how to build whilst on the job. I watched fascinated when … Continue reading

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“6 Steps to become the Trusted Adviser”

As a friend once said, “Love is a gift. Trust has to be earned.” So how do you know when someone trusts you? In academia, in business and in life, your reputation is built on trust. A high level of readiness … Continue reading

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“Leadership Presence: The Inspiring Leader”

Your Impact As important as who you are and how you come across is what’s going on for your audience. You have to get them on side in order to lead their thinking and decision making. PLU – you have … Continue reading

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“Listen To You, Respect You, Follow You?”

As I said in my previous post, there are 3 fundamental influencers that inspire others to follow, place their confidence and trust in you: What goes on inside your mind What you project What impression you leave Today, I wanted … Continue reading

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