Introduction Exquisite Listening is at the heart of facilitating high performance in others. Listening is a key quality of leaders who mark themselves apart from managers who may dominate by directing. When we listen well, we learn more about a person, about both their competences (practical and thinking styles) and about their motivations and de-motivations. […]
Well-Being & Healthy Thinking A healthy ‘mindset’ assists in well-being. This is not just about how happy we feel right now, but also, how empowered we are to achieve our aims. But, what is a mindset? At least three things are important, these are: values, beliefs and our sense of identity. Mindsets Mindsets are typically […]
Did you notice that more people were friendly, approachable and engaged in conversation over the Christmas Holiday period? What happens in these first few days back at work will determine our effectivness for the whole year. Let’s learn from the holiday spirit now?
Acknowledgement motivates. At its most simple, this means saying ‘thank you’ when a colleague has done something well or has risen to a personal challenge.
Human at Work web-posts have been running here since 2011. But does Humanity at Work also bring corporate success? Let’s see how it can make that difference in performance.
The Muffin Men of Saint Monica, USA started collecting food and distributing to the needy in their retirements. 24 years on and they are still doing this in their 70’s & 80’s! It’s a compelling story about people who have hearts – and a lesson for coaches too. See the video:
Damian Aspinall, returns to the bush to see a gorilla that he took to the wild 5 years earlier. In an emotional video, the gorilla demonstrates genuine recognition, affection and join-up. Angus McLeod’s learning from this inspiring video is below..
“Today is another gift of life. Make it special” Angus McLeod. Days come and go. There are routines which we more-or-less fall into. And, there are things that go adrift and we may beat-ourselves-up about: we take the car to work but have to go back home because we forgot needed papers; we look forward […]
‘Cracking the Code to the Glass Ceiling’ Written by: Nancy E. Parsons During my thirty years in leadership, the glass ceiling has been a nearly impenetrable blockade, limiting the vast majority of aspiring women leaders hoping to reach the top. I am delighted to report that we have, at last, cracked the code.
Slay That Dragon, Life Just Got Easy! published with Amazon Kindle in 2012 and is now just released as a paper-back book with publisher, CreateSpace.