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Be Intentional

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

What does it mean to be intentional? It means working with purpose-
making every action count. It’s about focusing on doing the right
things, moment to moment, day to day, and then following through
consistently. Successful individuals are intentional. For a team to be
successful, it needs intentional people who are able to remain focused
and productive, make every action count.

Be intentional today.

Think Before You Speak

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

I saw an advert for media training at RADA the other day, and their
key message was so simple it made me smile.

It read: Think-Breathe-Speak.

If only the world could heed that advice!

Look In The Mirror

Friday, September 21st, 2012

“Take a good look at yourself, this is what your customer sees.”

If you want better rewards, take time to look in the mirror, and start
working on yourself.


Monday, September 17th, 2012

Fear limits a leader. What is ironic is that those who do not have the
courage to take risks and those who do, experience the same amount of
fear in life. The only difference is that those who don’t take chances
worry about the trivial things. If you are going to have the courage
to overcome fear, you might as well make it count.

Do something that you are afraid of today.

Develop The Talent You Have

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Stop working on your deficits and start developing your assets. Too
many performance discussions are wasted on weaknesses, not focused on

Develop the talent you have, not the one you want.

Compliments Affirm

Monday, September 17th, 2012

An affirmation is a statement of truth you make firm in people’s heart
when you utter it. Consequently, it cultivates conviction.

Affirm your team more often.

Mastering Emotions

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

People have two simple choices when it comes to their emotions: they
can master their emotions or be mastered by them. That does not mean
that to be a good team player, you have to turn off your feelings. But
it does mean that you shouldn’t let your feelings prevent you from
doing what you should or drive you to do things that you shouldn’t.

Have you mastered your emotions, or are you being mastered by them?

Lead With Vision

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

A key role in leadership involves casting vision. Some leaders forget
to cast vision because they get caught up in managing. True leaders
recognise the difference between leaders and managers. Managers are
maintainers, tending to rely on systems and controls. Leaders are
innovators and creators who rely on people. Creative ideas become
reality when people who are free to act catch the vision of their
innovative leader.

Are you leading your team or merely managing them?

See Failure as part of the Plan

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

When achievers fail, they see it as a momentary event, not a lifelong
epidemic. It’s not personal. If you want to succeed, treat failure as
part of the plan and don’t let it colour your view of yourself.

Keep your successes and failures in perspective as you move forward.

Power of Perspective

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The educator George Washington Carver made the following observation;

“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and
tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will
have been all of these.”

Our treatment of others results from our perspective of them.