Uncommon sense, unconventional, possibly controversial, thought provoking and challenging. These posts will equip you to be the best leader you can be, or best Sales leader possible. Categories like Leadership, Coaching, Sales & Marketing, Business Transformation, and Learning offer perspective and insights, provide valuable information, and practical tips and techniques.
Psychosomatic… from the Greek “psychy” (meaning the soul or mind) and “soma” (meaning the body). And you’ve likely aware of the powerful connection between the mind and the body… that our body experiences what our mind believes. In her recent TED Talk, Kelly McGonigal, a Health Psychologist artfully explains how in her profession she held onto the belief that stress was the enemy; only to discover through years of … Read More
You're a successful manager or executive, in the thick of it, likely making most or all of the decisions all of the time. Tired telling others what to do, only to discover they don’t do it or do it well? Frustrated that you’re accountable for everything and everyone else for so little? Maybe your manager is micro-managing you (how does that feel?), or it might be you doing so with your staff. As a successful manager … Read More
Interested in an investment with very high returns for improved performance, time management, team effectiveness, and better work/life balance to boot? Leadership Coaching is, unless you've worked with a coach, a still rather an unknown or misunderstood professional development mechanism for corporate leaders (managers, executives, or employees). This due to a relatively low market penetration in most countries … Read More
The 2012 Olympic Games’ opening ceremonies are scheduled on July 27th and the world will be treated to some of the finest examples of physical, professional accomplishments. These athletes have found what they love and love what they do, they make a difference, perform at their best, and lead their teams to exceptional results. They’ve made the commitment and worked/trained hard. An indispensable ally in their quest is … Read More
People Management is a term widely used in the business world, by managers, their employees, by Human Resources, and by academics. We’ve gotten awfully comfortable with the term. Performance appraisals/reviews/plans by managers of and with their staff are among the tools they have to “manage” their people. I wish to tender the following argument; run screaming to the exits and let’s abandon the concept of people … Read More
Leadership continues to surprise and inspire me. It's like the metaphorical onion... the more you peel back the layers, the more you discover, that enhances your understanding and perspective. And unlike the onion metaphor; it smells ever so sweet. Leadership can be a vague and mis-understood concept. It means different things to different people. Much has been written on leadership characteristics and behaviours, yet … Read More
As the profession of Coaching gets more press, more and more people from all walks of life, not just executives and senior business leaders, want to know more about what it is, how it works, and how it benefits them. No surprise there's a lot of confusion as it's a relatively young profession compared to other growth/knowledge tools such as Training. A common misconception of Coaching is that it's therapy. Far from it! … Read More