One of the greatest fears that all of us have is speaking in front of many people. But where do these fears come from? More specifically, what is the thinking that is going on in our heads that causes these fears and ultimately distorts the reality? Fears about speaking in public usually revolve around the…
Leadership is a long and never ending journey. A journey of learning, via successes and failures, imitation and study topped off by your own stamp of leadership style and DNA.
We are all familiar with the typical qualities required of the senior leader – vision, decisiveness, the ability to handle crises and integrity to name just a few.
But what about the emerging leader? The behaviours and attributes required of potential leaders are different. They include things such as:
- Self confidence
And the characteristic that underpins this list is positivity.
Today is the first day of 2012.
It’s a beautiful sunny morning here in Madrid, an appropriate environment to look forward with anticipation to another year.
Some will say it’s going to be a difficult year, a year in which the economic crisis will cut more deeply, a year in which many people will experience genuine hardship.
Others will say that it’s a year in which such circumstances will provide us with the opportunity to get creative, to reflect on where our strengths are, to change our life’s direction towards that which really inspires us, to learn to be grateful for what we actually have, to value those relationships that nuture us and encourage us to be the best we can be.
There’s thousands of books been written about how to start your own business – what sort of person you should be, the sort of plans you should make, how you should select your business partners, how you should finance it etc. etc. And of course, most of these books talk about the risk factor. If…