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Do you have these 9 Leadership qualities?

Three weeks into my latest Stress Management course and the feeling of wonder never diminishes. What a privilege to be a partner in the transformational process—all those “storm-battered boats” reclaiming their lives and becoming lighthouses of leadership—for themselves, their families, employees, colleagues, co-workers and communities.

Are you allowing stress to kidnap your neo-cortex?

Do you know why chaos, accidents or ill health follow you like dog shit on your shoe? … Read on...

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The ONLY New Year’s Resolution you need!

I woke up this morning bubbling over with positive anticipation about a new year dawning. Like a kid with a new Christmas present how can I play with the opportunities I have during the next twelve months, I wondered? How can I turn them into a happy, healthy and rewarding future?

So I thought I’d take a look at the news headlines to see what the rest of the world … Read on...

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5 invaluable tips to help you surf the waves of change

Yesterday, I had a mechanic check my car. When he’d finished he gave me a list of all the problems that he found – engine mountings, bearings, shocks, and by the time he got to bushes my heart rate was doing double time and my mind was screaming holy cow, this car’s ready for the scrap heap, and how am I going to replace it, and what if I have … Read on...

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10 things smart people do to get unstuck

Remember the client I told you about in my last post who prefaced our first session with I hope you don’t think I’m a mad woman—then turned out to be the complete reverse? The one whose been stuck in a job where she’s treated disrespectfully, believing that being a single parent of four children with limited marketable skills she had no option? The woman who was given 2 weeks to … Read on...

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How to mentor your most important team member in 5 minutes

A new client I saw this week triggered the theme for this post. She prefaced her extraordinary story with I hope you don’t think I’m a mad woman. So I was expecting someone who might fit this physical, mental and emotional profile – at least in part.

The person who emerged during the course of our first session was in fact the complete reverse—resilient, competent, brutally honest, and articulate. She … Read on...

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50 foolproof ways to create confidence fast

What’s the state of your confidence account?

The reason I ask, is that confidence seems to be the key to the good life. Even when your bank account is taking strain, high confidence levels can change that. For instance, have you noticed how many people with healthy confidence accounts land up in leadership roles, while those who lack it often lag behind?

What exactly is this much sought after quality … Read on...

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3 steps to turn a personal crisis into a positive motivator

I’ve had a lot of clients (many in the fifty plus age group) lately who due to various crises, are facing the stark and rather terrifying fact that if they’re going to survive they’re going to have to radically reinvent themselves and their lives—fast.

It’s a pretty shocking and intimidating realization at any stage of life—but doubly so in later years. The ground beneath your feet isn’t supposed to give … Read on...

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