Be Wary of Destination Addiction

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness – Abraham Maslow. As we often look to the future and set our personal and career goals, we know that planning our career or life trajectory is beneficial and is far preferable than drifting along aimlessly. As we seek to […]

The Changing Face of Leadership

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change – Albert Einstein. The global scale of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on lifestyles and economies is still difficult to fully comprehend and quantify. Health security has now become a worldwide priority. As governments struggle to prevent the spread of the virus there is renewed […]

The Traits of Competent Leaders

My lifelong fascination with leadership led me to write my book, Every Leader’s Reality Guide, and leadership also features in many of my published blogs. Over the years I have observed many competent and capable leaders in many walks of life and I wondered what personal characteristics they might have in common. There are different […]

Face the Future but live in the Present.

Across the entire world  we have lived through a difficult and unprecedented year where we have all faced the unprecedented challenges which the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted on our lives and livelihoods. There has been worldwide social upheaval with economic hardships which have impacted on our own lives and the lives of others. Our social […]

Confidence Inspires Success

With the realisation of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world – Dali Lama. Self-confidence and self-esteem play an important role in determining your happiness and success in life and whether or not you exploit your full potential. Self-confidence is about how much you trust your abilities, while self-esteem […]

Leadership and the Polarisation of America

America is divided. That is the clear message from the 2020 presidential election where Joe Biden has already received 75 million votes with  Donald Trump receiving almost 71 million votes. Both men have vastly different leadership styles and display different leadership traits. We know much about Mr.Trump’s leadership style, and over the next four years […]

Developing a Trust Culture in the Workplace

Over the course of our working careers many of  us will experience different workplaces with different work cultures. Notwithstanding how the nature of work is changing our psychological needs in the workplace remain fairly consistent; we crave security and respect. When we work for an organisation we all have some basic needs that need to […]

Your Attitude Controls Your Life.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow – Helen Keller. Attitude is a person’s view or way of thinking and feeling about a situation, person or event. Our attitudes define our world because they impact  on relationships, work performance, commitments and more. Our thoughts shape our attitudes and govern our […]

The Importance Of Focus And Purpose

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great – Zig Zaglar. Having a focus and purpose in life seems perfectly understandable yet many of us do not really live with purpose and have no real focus. We drift through life, just glad to have a job and a […]

Success Is About Learning From Failure

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm – Winston Churchill. It has been said that failures are outcomes we had not planned for and certainly didn’t want. Yet failures are inevitable in our lives because any human endeavour can inevitably have one  of two possible outcomes-success or failure. What […]

Values in Life and Leadership

Values are  like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do – Elvis Presley. Values are fundamental beliefs that guide our behaviour and relationships and frame our attitudes and actions. They help in determining what’s important in life. They reflect our thinking on what is right and wrong.They are […]