The Purpose of Life is to Live it with Purpose

Having a purpose is a fundamental element of a fulfilling life. Purpose gives meaning to life and gives us a real sense of identity. Purpose is also one of the essentials of success in life. It is the starting point of achievement. The two most important days in life are the day you were born […]

Belief Comes Before Performance

Belief and self-confidence are two important attributes of successful people. Self-belief is about trusting yourself to achieve the realistic and achievable goals that you set yourself. Judging yourself to be capable of success will increase your chances of success. Believe you can and you probably will achieve your goals, but you must stretch yourself and […]

Life Failures Can Inspire Success

You always pass failure on the way to success-Mickey Rooney. It is often said that failure is the path to success because often that path can be littered with failures that test our ingenuity, resilience, and determination. By learning from mistakes, we can indeed achieve a lot in life. All of us experience failures in […]

Both Attitude and Character Define Our Behaviour

People can often be confused about the difference between attitude and character, and while they may impact each other they are really different and can often be confused. Both define us as persons and both determine how we are viewed by others, so it is important to understand what they are and how they differ […]

With Age Comes Opportunity

Living in a youth-centered culture can sometimes prove difficult for older people who face coping challenges in today’s increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. Those born in the 1950s and 1960s built the economic models that remain the foundation of our economies today. Many have now retired or are considering retiring from their full-time occupations. […]

How to Survive the Retirement Challenge

Perhaps one of the biggest lifestyle changes we all face in life is when we retire from our work roles or our lifetime careers. Even those who look forward to retirement as a way out of a stressful work environment can experience dramatic lifetime adjustments, resulting in a variety of emotional responses, which in themselves […]

Are you exploiting your full potential?

For over three decades of senior leadership service in both the public and private sectors, I have observed how people perform in their careers and I have tried to isolate the characteristics that define successful, fulfilled, high-performing people. In my latest book, How to Bring Your Best Self to Work-Strategies for Career Success, I explore how […]

How to Bring Your Best Self to Work

How to Bring Your Best Self to Work-Strategies for Career Success is my latest book and this blog post is not about marketing or selling my book. I just want to reflect on where I am in my own life and career pathway. If you have been following my blogs over the last few years […]

Beware the Cynic

Throughout our lives, some of the people we meet can have a particular influence on our behaviour and attitude. Many of us can recall a relative or close friend who enhanced our mood, made us feel better about ourselves and the world. However, others in our lives may have had the opposite effect, and their […]

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 […]

How To Focus On Career Advancement

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be -Ralph Waldo Emerson. A person  with a career is different from a person with a job. The latter works for an employer and is paid for that work. A careerist is a person who has an occupation for a significant […]

Being Your Best Self At Work

Passion is the difference between having a job and having a career. if you have a job and you are happy to do your work with the minimum of effort then this blog article may not be for you. But if you are a person who has a career that you want to advance and […]