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 […]

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 […]

Drive Yourself To Success

Action is the foundational key to all success  – Pablo Picasso. Many successful people argue that performance is always the basis for long-term success. Dedication and hard work are certainly essential parts of the recipe for success but there are other factors at play also. In all cases, however, success is something that one achieves […]

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 […]

An Achiever’s Checklist For Success.

If you want to start a new business or set out on a new career path you will surely feel inspired and motivated. You will want to be the best you can be about what matters to you and nothing will matter more than your new venture. However, to fulfill your ambition and reach the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adversity Builds Character,So Learn To Be Resilient

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it – Henry Ford. Every person in every generation in every part of this planet deals with adversity at various times in their lives . This is an inescapable fact. Another inescapable fact is that people […]

Success requires certain personal ingredients

Over this past year I was determined to write my book, Every Leader’s Reality Guide , which I published in September. This was the achievement of my primary goal . To write and publish my book I needed to have  belief, commitment, passion, determination and resilience. I achieved my goal because I matched my vision with […]