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...
The ladder of inference

The ladder of inference

  If you ask someone why they behaved in a particular way in a given situation, they would probably say that “it seemed obvious to them” or that it “was instinctive” We all have a “data bank” of experience in our head, and maybe in our bodies, that we...
Jung & Mental Toughness – Part 2

Jung & Mental Toughness – Part 2

  In part two of this two-part series I am going to try and superimpose the work of Jung onto the Mental Toughness model. Concerning the work of Jung; I am going to use the Insights “colour” approach as the reference. Both Insights and Mental Toughness use a...
Jung & Mental Toughness – Part 1

Jung & Mental Toughness – Part 1

  If you are not sure what Mental Toughness is all about, you can take a look at some of the articles I published previously on the subject here I have been helping people develop their leadership capacity for just over thirty-five years now and a cornerstone of...
I have decided

I have decided

  When you say “I have decided”, which “i” is it that has decided? Is it your intellectual “i” that has reasoned, calculated and measured? Is it your intuitive “i” based on intangible patterns & cues and previous experience? Is it your instinctive “i” driven...