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By John Kenworthy curated from laraequy.com -

So many of us limit ourselves with our thinking. And no matter how well you know this, it’s good to remind ourselves every so often that our thinking is the only thing we can actually control.

One of the most obvious signs of self-limitation thinking are the words, “I can’t…” Even if not spoken aloud, the …

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By John Kenworthy curated from laraequy.com -

Aptitude + Attitude = Altitude

Technical aptitude alone is insufficient

Jimmy Connors, winner of 109 professional singles tennis titles says “There’s a thin line between being #1 or #100 and mostly it’s mental.”

In his well-researched book, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman shows that it’s our attitude more than our aptitude that determines our altitude. Whilst our society lauds …

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Don;t you just hate the fact that those people who gossip, spread malicious rumours, suck up, apple polish and sideline others seem to get on, whilst the real workers, like you, get ignored or worse?

Tempting sometimes to join the fray and get into office politics. But, is there a better way? Karin Hurt suggests yes:

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I once had a boss who supervised me so closely that I felt utterly bereft of trust. I lasted a whole 3 months before I snapped. In response, he completely ignored me from then on, simply dumping work on me and, I am certain, deliberately choosing tasks to ‘delegate’ that were well outside my scope and capabilities.

Whilst I …

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Do you ever face disappointment? Of course you do.

Disappointment is like taking a long lonely walk down a long corridor, and the door at the very end is bolted.

Lolly Daskal shares the 8Rs of how we, as leaders, must respond:

It’s far more likely that they have been disappointed. We get disappointed when… People say …

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“Everybody needs a mentor”, that’s what Professor David Clutterbuck, stated back in 1985 when mentoring, as a management technique, started to spread across the world.

And I completely agree. If anything, in the quarter century since, the increasing demands on everybody to perform, show their emotional intelligence and cope with the stress of modern living in a …

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The phrase “it’s lonely at the top”, is heard far too often. Well, dear leader, if it’s lonely at the top, you’re not leading, you’re taking a walk.

The sad thing, is that for some leaders, the feeling that it is lonely is because they stepped on so many people to get where they are and …

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Why do leaders seek coaching? Over the past twenty years of coaching, I have found that leaders seek to a coach for six main reasons, and more urgently when two or more of these reasons combine:

So just what can a coach do for you?
A coach can help you:

  • Gain insight - particularly about how current behaviour is …
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