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Personality profiling – don’t shoot the messenger

Personality profiling – don’t shoot the messenger

  Personality profiles often get a lot of knocking, “I’m not at all like this”, “this report doesn’t represent me”, “who are they talking about?” and the classic, “they got my strengths right but completely messed up on my weaknesses” I have to say that in my...
A meeting with SARA

A meeting with SARA

  A few years ago, I was asked, by a consultancy I was working with, to participate in the preparation of a workshop the newish (six months in post) SVP of a major division of one of their clients. They had “sold” the SVP the idea of undergoing a kind of 360°...
From good to great

From good to great

There is a difference between a good performer and a great performer, and that difference is Mental Toughness. If you want to be good at anything you will need to learn and practice the associated competencies. If you want to be a good tennis player you will need to...
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...
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...
Trust

Trust

  “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships” Stephen Covey Is trust more about you or more about them? Why do you trust someone? Is it because, “she’s...