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Mental Roughness

Mental Roughness

  There is a thin line between Mental Toughness & Mental Roughness and the line is “awareness” When coaching those with particularly high Mental Toughness; typically scores of 8 to 10 on the MTQ suite of questionnaires I always get them to investigate how...
Leadership – best practice

Leadership – best practice

  Be determined without being stubborn Be focused without being blinkered Be enthusiastic without being impulsive Be open to risks without being reckless Be disciplined without being dogmatic Be structured without being rigid Be accommodating without acquiescing...
Leadership – take it seriously

Leadership – take it seriously

  You can impact some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t impact all of the people all of the time Leadership is a serious business and is not to be taken lightly, it’s not something you “dabble” in or have a go at...
Performing teams

Performing teams

  “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs The first teambuilding I was involved in as a facilitator was in 1988; it was a week-long outdoor based event for the twelve-member management team of the...
Leadership – reconciling theory and practice

Leadership – reconciling theory and practice

  I wonder if leadership is in its death throes – if it was ever alive? Since the nineteen-fifties we have had (in no particular order), Situational Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Ethical Leadership, Servant Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Agile...
The Dark Side of Leadership

The Dark Side of Leadership

  Carl Jung, writing about what he called the “Shadow” wrote, “To become conscious of it involves recognising the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.” The dark side has been...