Become who you are are

Become who you are are

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” Oscar Wilde I hear a lot of people say things like, “I don’t like her/his personality”, or “his/her personality is unacceptable” or, even, he/she needs to change their personality” Of course, most people saying the above...
Are you response able?

Are you response able?

You can’t control your emotions; however, …………………. Emotional control is one of the key elements of Mental Toughness; but what does emotional control really mean? For many, it conjures up images of “gritted teeth”, “stiff upper lips” and total denial of the slightest...
The myths & realities of behavioural change

The myths & realities of behavioural change

I’ve been involved in behavioural development for almost 35 years now and reckon that I have spent close on 4000 days interfacing with groups. I’ve worked with apprentices, students, future managers, first-line managers, project leaders, seasoned managers, directors,...
The thin line of perception

The thin line of perception

Perception is in the eye of the beholder There you are; focused & determined and people start saying you are blinkered & stubborn Or, maybe you are enthusiastically pursuing a challenge and people see you as impulsive and reckless Alternatively; there you are,...
Performing in the storm

Performing in the storm

Some people when faced with the unexpected will say, “stick to the facts”, others will say “trust your intuitions” and others will say “go with your instincts” They are all, partly right When the unexpected happens; be it the scene of an accident, a dog charging...
First impressions

First impressions

“You can’t make a second, first impression” As you walk into the conference room to make your inaugural speech, your coat pocket catches on the door handle causing you to drop the folder you are holding and your papers end up in the front row of the audience. Bending...