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Taking time to have fun

Taking time to have fun

Our holiday experience at the start of this year provoked insight into the importance of pure and simple "fun". Upon reflection I believe too many of us "grown ups" have lost this ability - we are far too busy in our daily lives concentrating on what we need to "do"....

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Managing v Leading

Managing v Leading

There’s been many an article written about the difference between managing and leading. Recently, I had a conversation about the differences between managing and leading – referring to the work of John Kotter – where he clearly states that we manage to implement (or...

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Finding your Sweet Spot

Finding your Sweet Spot

This blog post originally appeared in May 2011 As we come to the end of our series on Self Mastery, we take a look at one of the great results of spending time on developing yourself. Finding your sweet spot, enlarging it and regularly operating in that space. The...

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Why Self Mastery can be Difficult

Last week we talked about the mistakes that many people make when they embark on their leadership journey. This time, we’ll look at the top 5 reasons developing Self Mastery can be difficult. 1. Integrating it into who you are every day Intellectually understanding...

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Self Mastery for Existing Leaders

Self Mastery for Existing Leaders

By the very nature of their role, as those responsible for investment decisions, the strategic direction of their organisation and the management of resources and performance, existing leaders have created success in their career, which begs the question: why do they...

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Self Mastery for Millennials

Self Mastery for Millennials

Millennials are people born roughly between 1981 and 2000 which puts them somewhere between finishing high school and stepping into management positions. Ideally, when stepping into those management positions, thought has already been put into your leadership style...

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Why Self Mastery is Necessary

Why Self Mastery is Necessary

When covering Self Mastery in our leadership program, I often see leaders struggle to understand the relevance of what they consider to be self indulgent time. They lack interest and purpose in investing time in learning more about themselves and how that can...

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What is Self Mastery?

What is Self Mastery?

We talk about Self Mastery as one of the four pillars of Leadership Mastery - alongside Relationship Mastery, Business Mastery and Technical Mastery. So what is Self Mastery? It is an understanding of what is important to you. This deep understanding enables you to...

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Accept or Ignore Feedback

Accept or Ignore Feedback

People need to realise they have a choice when it comes to receiving feedback and by ensuring they know this they will feel empowered, responsible and accountable. Managers and leaders need to acknowledge it is always the choice of the person receiving the feedback if...

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Feedback: Listen with Intent

Feedback: Listen with Intent

As your humanness erupts and the chatter in your head explodes this is where receiving feedback effectively is truly challenging. It calls for emotional resilience and listening with the intent to really get into the shoes of the other person . It can never be about...

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