November 2014

27
Nov

Invest in yourself part 2

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about how I almost chose not to go to a conference and how I almost chose not to invest in my own development and learning. Someone who had read the blog asked me a really incisive question. “What was the payback from having invested in yourself?”. What a great question! I love it when the coachee becomes the coach, and it always happens. Well a great question deserves a well considered and honest answer. I can only answer for myself and others will have their own answers.

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20
Nov

Three Core Competencies Of The Boss

Businesses are mostly about people. People work in our businesses and people are our customers so the greatest skills an entrepreneur, of any size, can possess are bound to be people skills. I have often quoted a passage from Daniel Goleman’s essential book “Emotional Intelligence” which states “CEO’s are hired for their intellect and business expertise- and fired for a lack of Emotional Intelligence”

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13
Nov

The Ratchet Effect

There are many reasons why I use the spiral as the logo for Team Massive Results. I believe that in life, and in business, we are either growing or dying, spiralling up or spiralling down, and we have a choice as to which it is. The fact is that spiralling upwards takes effort. If we are not making that effort then the direction of travel will not be in an upward direction. If we are not deliberately moving upwards you can be sure that natural forces (gravity) will ensure that we are spiralling downwards. As human beings, like all other life forms, we are either growing or dying. So how do we make sure that we are growing?

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06
Nov

Are You an Accidental Leader

Many of the clients I work with can be described as accidental leaders. They know it and have a coach to help them learn what they need to learn. I was married to a teacher and it always struck me as a cruel irony that as her career grew and she became a better and better teacher she moved father and father away from the classroom, the teaching, and the profession she had fallen in love with. Every promotion or rise in status saw her less and less involved with doing what she had initially set out to do.

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