“Inward Honesty” is how my English teacher defined integrity and even at a very young age I was aware that being a person of integrity was an important and valuable thing.
Read more … DWHSHGTD by Ian Kinnery
I noticed when I was in a foreign capital city recently how easy it was to categorise people by their type. Standing at a busy pedestrian crossing I would notice those who would cross at the first viable opportunity, whether the lights were on green or not, they would be off and across the road, almost defying the traffic, or anything else to challenge them. Then there were others who would not cross even though it was apparently safe and legal to do so until the lights had turned green in confirmation. Some were noticeably left on the pavement as people streamed past them reluctant to move a step until they had “permission” from the electronic signals.
Read more … What is your style? by Ian Kinnery
Mary Kay Ash, the entrepreneur allegedly said, "Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, "Make me feel important." Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life."
Here is something that I wish I had learned 30 years ago and I urge you to try it. Over the next few days, whoever you meet, make them feel important.
Read more … Make Me Feel Important! by Ian Kinnery
One of the greatest attitudes to develop is one of curiosity. The ability to wonder how things work, what might happen next, why B followed A, is a wonderful strength.
Nowhere is this more powerful than in the field of human relationships. The ability to be curious about another person can lead to a whole new level of insight and closeness.
Read more … Curiosity! by Ian Kinnery
In almost any area of human performance confidence is the underlying trait of anyone performing at a high level. We recognise it in sport, when confidence levels are high people and individuals perform at a high level, when we feel confident our resilience is high, our ambition is high and our performance is high.
Read more … Life is a Confidence Game by Ian Kinnery
A couple of years ago I met Mark Pollock, whose story is truly inspiring. He went blind suddenly and irreversibly at the age of 22. A high academic achiever and international sportsman, his future looked mapped out for success when he was suddenly hit with this devastating diagnosis. His book “Making it Happen” is a summary of the lessons he learned.
Read more … Because You Can - Part 2 by Ian Kinnery