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“We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.” Denis Diderot It’s human nature to notice the negative, it’s a concept known as negativity dominance to psychologists. This helps explain why, for instance, when … Continue reading
Over the last few months I’ve been running an exploratory survey asking people to answer the question “what word defines success” for them. And while the results are not entirely surprising it did make me start to think again about … Continue reading
Recently I’ve been seeing the same theme cropping up over and over in various guises with clients and in my day-to-day reading, so I figure it’s time to share. The theme I’m talking about is leadership burnout, fatigue. I suspect … Continue reading
I’ve been doing a bit of reading on personal branding recently and came across a really useful interview with branding guru Julia Allinson by Jeff Haden in Inc. The interview is aimed at owners of small businesses, but the principles … Continue reading
This morning I had an interesting email exchange with a client. He sent me an email from his company announcing a new coaching course for leaders. He thought it was ridiculous, long winded and fluffy and that no one really … Continue reading
Ok, I’ll be honest, I don’t like ironing. It’s boring, monotonous and tedious. But the one thing it gives me that I place a huge value on is quality thinking time. Why is thinking time important? Humans tend to look … Continue reading