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17 famous quotes to help you leverage the leader within

Have you fallen prey to the mistaken belief that leadership is a natural, unteachable trait that some people have – but not you?

Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t true!

Co-authoring the Huffington Post’s Africa’s Female Entrepreneurs series, and writing for the SheInspiresHer website, has confirmed what I already knew – that most of us have leadership potential. But not everyone believes it, develops it, and leverages it. … Read on...

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The habit that dictates what you create in 2017

Have you completed your “Wow I’ve made awesome progress” list? And are you rightfully proud of your progress?

What have you decided to dump?

What have you decided to adapt?

And what are you going to repeat?

Did any interesting patterns develop?

Well, they did for me….

The areas of my life that experienced the least growth; the ones that were lagging behind were those I had not consistently focused … Read on...

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6 questions to help you access the magic of mentoring

Hi, my name is Pamina and I’m a recovering “I-can-do-it” addict.

I’d been tackling the tough stuff of life single handed for so long, it didn’t occur to me that help was available, and all I had to do was ask. Yes, I know that this “not asking for directions” addiction is (apparently) more common in men, and if that’s true, I can empathize. Those three magic little sentences mentioned … Read on...

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14 ways Mentors bring magic to my life

To continue the theme of my previous post on the magical powers of mentoring – why are there some things we find really hard to say? For instance:

I don’t know.

How do you do this?

Will you help me?

Two things are certain. No one is born knowing and no one dies knowing everything. We also have 7.5 billion people on the planet to learn from, and much of … Read on...

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Why is a mentor like a magic wand?

What can you do when you desperately need a magic wand, but holly and phoenix feathers are a bit scarce?

Maybe you need to urgently up your game, or learn a completely new one. Maybe you’re facing retrenchment, mergers, rapidly shifting market trends, or getting a start-up off the ground. Maybe you need to overcome a serious setback, or move on after loss. Whatever it is, you have to redefine … Read on...

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14 Ways to turn rejection to your advantage

Have you ever been told you won’t amount to anything, that you’re not up to the requirements of the position; your business ideas are ridiculous, the promotion is way above your abilities, you’re just not leadership material, you’re unattractive, unlovable or an abysmal failure?

Yup – we’ve all been on the wrong end of rejection, criticism and even ridicule at different times in our lives. It can leave you feeling … Read on...

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The 5 minute SOS that stops stress wrecking your life

There has been a tragic trend recently in my part of the world – an alarming increase in suicide statistics. It seems men are particularly at risk, and financial stress is often the trigger.

This has saddened me immensely, leading to the question:

What can we do to help?

The thing is most problems begin in a relatively manageable way. But like a cardiac condition, over time they can escalate … Read on...

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15 reasons emotional intelligence is a massive asset!

Why is emotional intelligence such a hot topic?

We know it enables you to understand and recognize your own emotional reactions, and therefore others. Clearly that is a plus in social situations, but how exactly does this benefit your life?

Well to get some perspective, let’s look at how life can be without emotional intelligence.

Imagine living, working or doing business with people like this:

• Drama addicts who create … Read on...

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Why do these 10 rituals reduce stress and enhance productivity?

Do you ever wonder why when most of us no longer have to worry on a daily basis about where we’re going to find shelter for the night, whether we’ll die of hypothermia, succumb to disease, be clubbed over the head by marauding tribesmen, or become dinosaur droppings—our stress levels are soaring? As relatively recently as the 1900’s, there was a very real chance you or a member of your … Read on...

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14 things NOT to do when the pressure’s on

Would you agree that when times are tough, you and your organization (which is a group of people just like you) need more than ever to be operating at maximum effectiveness?

Yet it’s usually the opposite.

Why?

Because when you’re under pressure and emotions are running high you instinctively revert to old default behavioral programs—without realizing it.

That’s why learning to pause and stay calm in the midst of a … Read on...

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