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.
I’m busy putting the finishing touches to the Open Course on Positive Thinking that we’ll be running next week. Perhaps the most significant part of the course is showing how our thoughts literally shape our life. Everything begins with a thought. Everything we have ever done or said from birth to now originated with a…
I recently gave a time management course where one of the sessions was dedicated to our attitude towards time. It’s probably something that the course participants didn’t think would be an integral part of the training, but as we went through the session, I could see, from the expresssion on their faces, that indeed, they felt that changes in
attitude could have a significant influence on how they would manage their time
in the future.
Time is a great leveller; we all have the same amount of time in the day to deal with. And there are two aspects to this –
- how we organise ourselves to get our tasks done
- how we feel about the things we have to do or are not able to do
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.
Do you let the opportunity to build new, fruitful and satisfying relationships escape? I’ve made it a golden rule for myself that everytime I interact with someone new and I REALLY enjoy talking to them, I ALWAYS follow up and meet them again; this applies to both a business or personal situations. I believe that if someone…
I’m realizing that I’m becoming obsessed by happiness, which I suppose it not a bad obsession to have…! Over the last couple of days I’ve read material which got me thinking about long term happiness and how we often need to do things to achieve long term happiness, but that actually don’t make us feel ecstatically…
I was with a friend yesterday who gave me some feedback on my blog (he’s a trainer – he gives feedback for a living!). He said that most of what I write is so simple. Really! I had never thought about it before, but I suppose it is, because when I think about it, I…
There’s been a lot written here about goal setting, success and the Law of Attraction. I don’t know about you, but I believe it’s important to keep submerging ourselves in this type of material to make sure the mindset really takes hold. I read an article the other day which was extremely powerful; an article…
This week I would like to pass on an excerpt from a book I’ve read recently which I think is very appropriate to the times we are experiencing. The excerpt is from “Creating Money: Attracting Abundance” by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. “Is a job, career or situation that used to work no longer…