What a Sunday walk taught me about Communication, Leadership, Team Dynamics, Training, Equipment, Risk, Reward and #Missioncreep! On Sunday, I joined up with around 15 other people for a walk across the moors. It was advertised on Facebook, with ‘Kit’, the organiser (someone known to me through walking) as a 16K walk, taking in 7 different reservoirs, and offered both a start point, start time, route and intended completion time. It was ‘open to all’ and encouraged people to come as a … [Read more...] about Team Versus Mission
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I took a call this morning from a client with a moral dilemma and wanted some help on determining what they should do. They are busy growing their business and understand that to do so it will be important to forge good relationships with others through whom they can collaborate. And as such are forming alliances with both influencers, introducers, and affiliates with whom collectively can help and support each other to reach heights they perhaps perceived to be otherwise … [Read more...] about Perception is reality
I want you to think back for one moment to the 26th May 2017. For me (living in Greater Manchester at the time) I recall it as the day Manchester came together once again, and stood in silence mourning the loss of 23 and injuring almost 140 others. Nobody could have predicted that day, yet again, Manchester had been targeted by terrorists with another bomb, which shook the lives of everyone who heard of the attack. But from this we also saw the revival once again of the Manchester … [Read more...] about Is ‘Self-talk’ a good thing?
What is MASTERMIND? Mastermind is by no means NEW. It was in the Mid-1930's whilst Napoleon Hill was researching Business Success for Carnegie that he discovered and first coined the phrase. But it was also during the period Albert Einstein concluded "You will never overcome a problem, using the same level of thinking that created it!" Hill learnt whilst interviewing some of the world’s most successful business leaders. That rather than being exceptionally secretive about them, their … [Read more...] about What is Mastermind
We are only 15 days away from singing auld lang syne saying goodbye to 2019 and welcoming in the New Year! But are you READY for 2020? And I don’t simply mean when do you open after the holidays, or what are you hoping to achieve in Q1? I’m not even asking what your 2020 goals are. I want you to stop for a minute and look far out and answer: What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail? The pressure of doing business today, of beating the last quarter and making the next, is too … [Read more...] about When thinking big, isn’t big enough
If you’ve ever read anything related to achievement, motivation or personal development, you’ve no doubt come across the idea of SMART Goals? More often than not, the conversation revolves around setting SMART goals. This is an acronym for goals that are: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Bound Believe me, in all the time I worked in both Public Sector and PLC, they were ALWAYS going on about SMART goals, SMART targets. And KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) based … [Read more...] about Why SMART goals aren’t