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"I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.”  "


-Bob Nardelli, CEO Home  Depot - Fortune Magazine, 07/01/02

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January 2019

31
Jan

The need for great leaders

Winston Churchill, Martin Johnson, Steve Jobs, Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa, Bill Gates; whoever we think of when we think of great leaders we will tend to think of individuals. We think of individual, heroic leaders metaphorically riding in on a white charger to take control of the situation and lead her people from peril to victory, or something along those lines.

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25
Jan

A Simple Discipline Hack

One of the major factors in stopping an individual getting closer to their potential, as I wrote about in an earlier blog, is discipline. They say business success is a result of doing the right things in sufficient quantities over a long enough period of time. But most of us are notoriously poor at being able to access the necessary discipline consistently enough to allow this to happen.

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24
Jan

Do you have a growth mindset?

Is it just me that finds something that is self evident very difficult to explain? Is it just me that is astonished when others don’t see something that I consider to be obvious? One of the reasons I ask is I shared a speaking opportunity with a colleague who has a background in sports and performance psychology recently. We were speaking to a group of would be ‘Scale Up’ entrepreneurs.

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17
Jan

Are You Agile Enough for what lies ahead?

I have no desire to be a political commentator. I don’t have either the skills or the desire. I am embarrassed by the lack of leadership and integrity our politicians show and the way they put themselves above the good of the country, but I can’t ignore Brexit. It is coming. Well something is coming, and we don’t know what.

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10
Jan

"Your Challenge - Universal truths and how to apply them in the 21st Century"

The more things change the more they remain the same. So as one year comes to an end and another begins I am struck by how times are changing, how rapid those changes are and how seismic.

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03
Jan

"Do you suffer from lack of discipline?"

I guess lots of us will have used the passing of the old year and the arrival of the New Year as an opportunity to set ourselves some new goals, some new targets and some new commitments. It is a great thing to do and something I would recommend. A little while ago I wrote a blog suggesting that making resolutions was a waste of time partly it was because typically those resolutions usually last no longer than the hangover that often accompanies them.

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