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Do Something Different to Get a Different Result - UK College of Personal Development

By on2nd June 2017 in Coaching, NLP, Personal Development<p>Or, to put it another way – if you want to change the result, you have to change the way you …

Resilience, Grit and the Growth Mindset - UK College of Personal Development

By on26th May 2017 in Coaching, Leadership Development, Personal Development<p><b>Not just bouncing back – bouncing forwards</b><p>Resilience is that hard to …

6 Inspirational Quotations to Improve Your Public Speaking

By onJuly 26, 2016 in Coaching, Quotations<p>Recently I have been putting together a presentation skills course; in doing so I have come across a wealth …

Public Speaking

Has the term ‘employee engagement’ lost its impact?

Katie Calhoun<p><b>For years we have been hearing about the importance and value of improving employee engagement. And rightly so, as the benefits are</b> …

Employee Engagement

Do you live in Reality or Illusions?

In previous posts inspired by Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth, we have explored being Stuck in the Doldrums and taking a Fresh Perspective.<p>As …

Illusion

Perspective - Growing Up With Your Feet on the Ground

Continuing the journey through The Phantom Tollbooth begun in the previous post…When Milo comments on the beautiful view, a strange voice</i> …

Mind

7 Unsung Habits of Highly Respected Managers

I used to be skeptical of people who claimed that they loved their jobs.Upon graduation from college, the sum total of my “relevant” work experience …

Leadership

Stuck Wasting Time in the Doldrums?

Clients frequently describe their goals or problems in metaphorical terms. This week’s theme seems to be a lack of movement – feeling stuck or “in …

Children's Books

12 Hard Truths About Leadership That Will Make You Smarter

Take these lessons to heart and you will succeed significantly.<p>The way to learn is to learn from truths; the way to thrive is to take those truths and implement them in your own life. Here are 12 truths that will help you succeed triumphantly.<p><b>1. Embrace your mistakes and learn from them.</b><br>Mistakes …

Self-improvement

Mental Health and Wellbeing - Managing Stress

Read on to learn…<p>5 simple ways to promote your own mental health and wellbeing<p>How we are hardwired to respond to high pressure situations<p>Pressure …

Mental Health

3 Steps to Interview Success

I have spoken many times to groups of students and coached many individuals about the ingredients for interview success. Competition for jobs or …

Self-improvement

10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations -- and that most of us don't converse very well. …

Leadership

Learning to Learn

Tamara Shopsin<p>Organizations today are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviors are evolving. For executives, the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces them to …

Harvard Business Review

Why Resilience Is Good for Your Health and Career

Employers that offer coaching in how to be positive in spite of stress say the benefits go beyond work<p>Resilience is often defined as the capacity to adjust to change, disruption or difficulty and move on from negative or traumatic experiences in a positive way.<p>Studies find people with the most …

Health

Escape the Perfect Trap – Be Yourself

The perfectionist refuses to accept anything less than perfection and consequently defines imperfection as total failure. However, to truly perfect …

Self-improvement

Case Study: Should You Address a Colleague’s Erratic Behavior?

Rami Niemi<p>As Carlos Guerrero walked to the whiteboard where the app development team had gathered for its daily stand-up, he noticed that Larry Berman was absent again. But this time he didn’t bother to ask anyone about it. He just carried on.<p>“Morning,” he said, staring at the dizzying assortment …

Mental Health

Powerful People Underperform When They Work Together

All too commonly, we see groups of leaders fail to accomplish their goals — legislators who cannot agree on a bill, heads of state who cannot broker meaningful peace deals, or boards of directors who make disastrous decisions for their companies. Why do powerful people, when working together, fail …

Harvard Business Review

Do Something Different To Get a Different Result

Or, to put it another way – if you want to change the result, you have to change the way you do things and do something different.<p>Many of us want our …

Amygdala Hijack - Keep Calm and Carry on

The Amygdala Hijack<p>We have all had the experience of doing or saying something “in the heat of the moment” and then, when we had time to think about …

Metaprogrammes - Achieve goals and Avoid Pitfalls

We all operate from a set of values. What one individual values as important may be very different to another. Our values reveal themselves as …

The One Sentence Employee Engagement Course: 20 Words To Gain Emotional Commitment

One sentence engagement?<p>Is it truly possible to condense the science of employee engagement into a single sentence?<p>It is and I’m about to convince you of that. But first I need to explain why I’m taking this extreme exercise in reductionism.<p>Studying leadership and employee engagement has been a …

Employee Engagement

What Makes an Original: Psychologist Adam Grant on the Paradox of Achievement and How Motivated Dissatisfaction Fuels Creativity

“The hallmark of originality is rejecting the default and exploring whether a better option exists.”<p><i>“To be perfectly original,”</i> Lord Byron famously quipped, <i>“one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.”</i><p>In <b>Originals: How</b> …

Creativity

Imagineering Success

If you knew of a way that would help you to achieve your goals more quickly, more of the time, would you be prepared to give it a go?<p>Have you ever …

The Brain

4 things you can do to become a better manager today

Effectively managing people is difficult, and no one is born knowing how to do it.<p>Fortunately, management can be learned. We suggest following these four steps, which are simple, but time tested:<p>1. Set appropriate goals.<p>Goal-setting is essential. It helps employees prioritize their activities and …

Self-improvement