Why do so few people know their why?

Apr 20, 2019
 

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Hire for Attitude, Train for Aptitude

Apr 16, 2019

"Hire for Attitude, Train for Aptitude"

You have probably heard this statement before but when push comes to shove, do you do it? Do you stick your neck out and offer the position to someone who has potential but will take more work initially and almost certainly get off to a slower start, or, do you go with the tried and tested who you know will be up and running quickly, even if they don’t always display the best attitude? In my experience, the answer for most organizations is the latter.

How many times have you heard someone say:

“You don’t have the experience that we need”, or,

“We need to see some testimonials from people that you have done this role for in the past”

It happens everywhere, maybe you have even been guilty of this yourself? As an employee this used to frustrate me because how do you get the “experience” if no one gives you a chance? It is also true that everyone starts somewhere so how did the person saying this to...

Why should you have a why?

Apr 09, 2019
 

Many of us are caught in the "hamster wheel" of life. We go along "hoping" and "praying" that something will happen which will make us successful and happy. The thing is: hope and prayer are not strategies alone. Yes, we need to maintain hope but it needs to be backed with intentional actions that take us towards our destiny.

This begs the next question: What are you aiming for in life? Too many of us are not able to clearly articulate what we want, why, because we are taught to think small, to play safe, and not get ideas above our stations in life - Baloney!!

I want you to dream big, to shoot for the stars, to pursue significance in your life knowing that this will bring you happiness. Before you can do this you need to know WHY it is so important to you. What is it about this dream that generates emotions and feelings that are so strong you would run through a burning building to reach the destination?

Identify your purpose and then pursue it with a desire that becomes an all...

Dreams, wishes, then what?

Mar 19, 2019

Here is the latest episode of my podcast where I expand on my origin story that I shared in episode 6.

 

My Origin Story

Mar 14, 2019

Leadership is Influence and Influence is Leadership

Mar 07, 2019

When I make this statement, Leadership is Influence and Influence is Leadership, what do I mean? Well, I have experienced many conversations where people say things like, "I am not a leader", or "when I get a leadership position I will learn that". The challenge that I have with this mentality is that we are ALL leaders, whether we have leader in our title or not.

By definition, a leader is someone who has followers and the way you get followers is by influencing them. It is also true that we all influence other people, whether this be intentionally or not, and therefore we are all leaders. Influence is a powerful tool and it can be used positively or negatively. When you master the understanding of people and the positive impact that you can have on their life through your influence, it is powerful.

We grow up being influenced by our parents, teachers, friends, and role models. These people are not all "leaders" in the traditional definition but there is no doubt that they...

Do you want your life to improve?

Feb 25, 2019
 

The more important question to ask yourself is "How am I going to make my life improve?"

Too many people spend all of their time getting ready to get ready and never actually take the first step. They are waiting for the "perfect" or "right" time - newsflash, that time is now! When you have a thought it is for a reason and it is your responsibility to act on that thought and manifest it into reality.

You have the choice about how you live your life. You are empowered to make the decision that will release your potential and allow you to live with freedom and significance.

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Podcast: My Journey...

Feb 25, 2019

People leave leaders

Feb 21, 2019

The foundation of any successful business is the leadership, agreed? If this is true, which I believe it is, then the same is true of any unsuccessful business - the leadership is the downfall, agreed?

Why is it then, that most organizations fail to invest in the one thing that drives their business forward? All too often I have seen people placed into leadership positions and then left to get on with it. When money is tight, the first thing to go (if it exists in the first place) is the training budget. When the leadership team is not resourced to handle the challenges of an increasingly competitive world, there is no way that a sustainable operation can exist - fact!

Some of you reading this may disagree, and that is okay. However, if you do, I would ask you to dig deep, be honest, and ask why you feel that way?

  • It may be that your organization is prepared to invest in the development of their most valuable resource - their people.
  • It may be that your organization is living...