How to develop your team when you have no time….

During a coaching session last week, a client was worrying about how little attention he’s given to the formal development of his team members in the last year. He wants them to progress, and he has some ideas about the ways they need to grow, but he feels so stretched that he doesn’t have the […]

How to get over fear…

What stops us from realising our true potential? Fear. We may have a great new idea or initiative but something gets in the way. The voice in our head. The voice of others inside our head. People tell us that our idea is crazy, that the odds are slim, that people like us do things […]

How to set your work boundaries ….

The fusion of work and home is taking its toll on all of us. Workdays are longer, with the break normally found in a commute reduced to a few steps from bed to the home office. Healthy boundaries are essential to any relationship, including the ones you have at work. Your personal limits are an […]

It’s all about taking the second step

Over the last few months I have spoken to many business leaders who felt frozen and unable to take any action towards their vision. This is a story I recounted to them: In 1974, a 24 year old Frenchman named Philippe Petit, walked a high-wire illegally rigged between the Twin Towers of New York’s World […]

How do be more engaging on videoconferences

Over the last 3 months communication has moved virtual. For the next several months, and potentially much longer, the vast majority of business conferences, pitches, and presentations will continue to be this way. As a leader connecting with an audience through a screen is a challenge. The initial excitement of virtual happy hours has disappeared. […]

The keys to a successful life

Successful, but something missing:  the seven keys to making a success of your life. What would you like to hear first, the good news or the better news? Well, the good news is, that if you feel something is missing in your life, it isn’t. The even better news is that you have simply been […]

What is your primary question?

A number of years ago I attended Tony Robbin’s Date With Destiny. One area he focused on was identifying our “primary question”. While we ask ourselves loads of questions every day, there is one question that we ask ourselves several times every day and it shapes who we are, what we do, and why we […]

5 Habits That Will Keep You From Burning Out

As humans are easily distracted. Smartphones, gossip, social media, endless email, mindless web browsing, too much TV, video games, etc. When done in excess, these activities drain you of energy, productivity and ultimately, fulfilment. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five ways to create an environment for greater success and happiness: Avoid […]

5 Clues To Identify Your Unique Ability

Each of us is entirely unique—from our experiences, to our skillset, to motivates us. However, what’s interesting is how many of us downplay this because we’ve never learned to acknowledge our individual talents. Identifying your Unique Ability and putting language around it so you can articulate your “why” isn’t always easy—it requires looking deeper. Here […]

5 Ways People Will Hold You Back……

Think about the people you regularly encounter throughout your professional life. There’s probably a range, with some who have gone out their way to help you, and others who may have helped a bit when it wasn’t too much trouble. Then there may have been a few who seemed to actively be working to hold […]