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Is high Mental Toughness a good thing?

Is high Mental Toughness a good thing?

Mental Toughness is defined as “A narrow, plastic personality trait which helps to explain how individuals respond to stress, pressure, opportunity and challenge, irrespective of circumstance” Peter Clough and Doug Strycharcyk The more we can stand up to stress,...

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Eight ways to develop your Mental Toughness

Eight ways to develop your Mental Toughness

Life Control: Develop a strong inner compass; when your sense of direction is deeply internalized, you never have to worry about becoming lost. Stay true to your course and focus on what you can control. Emotional Control: Grow your capacity to stay objective and...

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Ikigai

Ikigai

Ikigai (生き甲斐,) is a Japanese concept that pulls together all that is needed to reach a sense of fulfilment and that translates loosely as your purpose in life – finding it could change the way you live, work and lead   It’s something I often use in the seminars I...

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Attitude in action

Attitude in action

Mental Toughness is often described as a “can do” attitude; however, it is more than just an attitude it is also about “doing” Mental Toughness is not just about self-belief, it’s not just believing that you have the ability to deal with and face up to what happens to...

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Art of Leadership

Art of Leadership

Leadership is a subtle mix. We need to be determined & focused without being stubborn & blinkered. We need to be spontaneous & enthusiastic without being impulsive & erratic. We need to be patient & accommodating without being passive and...

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Monochrome Leadership 4

Monochrome Leadership 4

Here is the final of four posts looking at “monochrome” leadership. Previously Reds: https://boblarcher.com/leadership/monochrome-leadership/ Yellows: https://boblarcher.com/leadership/monochrome-leadership-2/ Greens:...

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Monochrome Leadership 3

Monochrome Leadership 3

Here is the third of four posts looking at “monochrome” leadership Previously Reds: https://boblarcher.com/leadership/monochrome-leadership/ Yellows: https://boblarcher.com/leadership/monochrome-leadership-2/ Today it is the turn of the steady & amiable Greens On...

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Monochrome Leadership 2

Monochrome Leadership 2

Here is the second of four posts looking at “monochrome” leadership Previously (https://boblarcher.com/leadership/monochrome-leadership/) it was the focused Reds, today it is those inclusive people-oriented expressive and influential Yellows On a good day they can be...

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Teambuilding

Teambuilding

Don’t confuse a teambuilding activity with the process of teambuilding Making pasta, rafting down the rapids or drumming in unison won’t turn your group of disparate individuals into the A team Teambuilding is more than a series of activities; it is a process by which...

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Monochrome Leadership

Monochrome Leadership

Here is the first of four posts looking at “monochrome” leadership Today, it is those efficient, focussed and delivery-oriented driving & shaping Reds On a good day they can be decisive, persistent, direct, competitive, demanding, determined, strong-willed and...

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