Tag Archives: The Leader’s Digest

What Leaders Can Learn From Pearl Divers

Dig deeper. Look past the first right answer. Last weekend on my run, I glanced across the harbour and saw this view of a boat on the water. If we were to glance briefly at the photo, we would only see … Continue reading

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5 things leaders should never do

In mastering a new skill, in addition to focussing on what to do, it can also be helpful to be mindful of what NOT to do. So when it comes to effective leadership, being aware of behaviour patterns and traits … Continue reading

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Pushing through the red zone

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch Stepping outside our comfort zones is crucial to developing as a leader. Our willingness to try new things, master new skills or merely do things that take … Continue reading

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Why disagreement is a good thing

She’s tough, stylish, and somewhat scary – but I like her strength, passion and fortitude. Anna Wintour is a fashion icon like no other.  Renowned as the editor of Vogue, the inspiration for the popular book and film The Devil Wears Prada, … Continue reading

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You can’t always get what you want…

But if you try sometimes, you might just find, you get what you need. A short time ago I discovered I was unsuccessful in winning a coaching engagement I had thought had my name on it. As you can imagine, I … Continue reading

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One step forward, two steps back….

A few days ago I was asked the following question: “How do we keep ourselves true to our reformed behaviour, once we have made a commitment to change?” Becoming aware of a trait or habit which is holding us back … Continue reading

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10 effective ways to recognise perfectionism – and how to overcome it

In my last post I wrote about my personal struggle with perfectionism, and why it can sometimes prevent us from reaching our full potential. Today’s post is about spotting perfectionism in our ourselves and our team, and some proven ways … Continue reading

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