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Grab yourself a cup of coffee and read the latest news from our company. Our blog is a great place to hang out if you are looking for some leadership inspiration. Here you will find a variety of quotes, and other inspirational topics to help brush up your leadership skills.

Power of 10 – More balance, less burnout

Power of 10 – More balance, less burnout

It is totally misleading if you come to think of it. It is placing WORK in juxtaposition to LIFE, and that can’t be right? Surely there is lots of life in work and lots of work in life and that’s OK!
What we should be talking about is balancing or, better still, INTEGRATING all the different aspects of our lives – at work, at home, in social settings, in time spent alone, in time spent at play and in meditation or at worship, in time spent expending energy and in time spent replenishing it.

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Power of 10 – More courage, less fear

Power of 10 – More courage, less fear

From around the mid 70s to the mid 80s, I was part of the South African Defence Force, either in a National Service capacity or as a reservist. We were part of a huge initiative including many western nations, fighting back the MPLA (Marxist Peoples’ Liberation Army) of Angola, backed by heavy Russian military ordinance and some 60,000 Cuban troops in the very last of the Cold War battles on the African continent. As an infantry company commander I saw all sorts of things I would rather be able to forget, but one thing I saw again and again was COURAGE. It is always hugely inspiring when one sees men and women stepping forward and being prepared to put themselves literally in the line of fire for the sake of their comrades. Nothing sticks in the mind longer than these images of personal courage. But I also saw a few instances of what I have to call COWARDICE, whether caused by fear or self-interest, and these are things I would far rather forget.

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Power of 10 – More compassion, less coercion

Power of 10 – More compassion, less coercion

The key is to GET IT RIGHT! This is because if you apply the wrong leadership method in a given situation, it may not only “not work”, but it could result in significant casualties! Daniel Goleman in his Primal Leadership, a seminal work on leading in a way that is emotionally intelligent, suggests an analogy from the game of golf…

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Power of 10 – More resilience, less retreat

Power of 10 – More resilience, less retreat

Emotional resilience is one of the components of emotional intelligence most sought after by leaders in all organisations and industries along with competencies such as self-awareness, self-motivation, self-control, influencing, empathy and intuitiveness.

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Power of 10 – More substance, less style

Power of 10 – More substance, less style

One of the best books on leadership to appear in the past 20 years is Bill George’s: TRUE NORTH which was written in the aftermath of the corporate disasters and scandals of the early part of the millennium. Who will forget the headlines about companies such as Enron, Worldcom-MCI, Arthur Andersen, Barings Bank, Parmalat and others?

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Power of 10 – More accountability, less blame

Power of 10 – More accountability, less blame

Do you remember on the Personal Leadership Programme that there was a session that looked at the Organisation and the Individual? It was said that the Organisation is all about systems and structures, policies and procedures and so much more.

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Power of 10 – More forgiveness, less bitterness

Power of 10 – More forgiveness, less bitterness

I know you might not believe me right away when I say what I am now going to say, but bear with me. After coaching and counselling literally hundreds of business leaders over the past 20 years or so, one of the personal factors that most hinders and obstructs personal growth and development is . . . BITTERNESS!

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Power of 10 – More gratitude, less regret

Power of 10 – More gratitude, less regret

Now on the Personal Leadership Programme you will remember talking about “Appreciation”, you will have been encouraged to show appreciation for one another and you will have even been given an evening “homework assignment” to phone someone and express some appreciation.

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