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Trust, Responsibility and Accountability

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I believe that our leaders should: • Do what they said they would • Do the right things • Be willing to openly justify what they did. Do you agree?

Checklist for leading one on one meetings

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2nd in a series of top tips for using one-on-one meetings as a great tool to lead your team members

What doesn’t kill you

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New research suggests that we should stop saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" - Because it doesn't!

Don’t talk about Doom and Gloom – Act!

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Why people often won't listen to problems and risks and how it might better to do guerrilla leadership instead!

The Antidote for too much Snippiness at Work is more Self-Compassion

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We're more stressed-out than usual now and might take it out on others at work. The answer is to take better care of ourselves first.

How to get your mindset right for leading one on one meetings

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This is the first in a series of top tips for people who want to use one-on-one meetings as a tool for leading the efforts of their team members

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The Motivation Equation and Self-Belief (part 1 of a series)

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How to define the outcome and establish your evidence to get more Self-Belief and better Motivation at work

Connection Overload

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Is conflict at work happening because people are overwhelmed by all the relationships they need to manage?

Mission, Vision and Strategy Explained on One Page

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Everybody is getting Mission, Vision and Strategy mixed-up and wrong - so here's a handy one-page guide.

Keeping your mind fresh and flexible

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Why it's important to seek out novelty and unpredictability daily - like travelling home from work on a different route

Recovery Position

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What kind of first aid is good for when we hit a minor mental or emotional wobble at work?

Snoozing on the Job

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Should leaders pay more attention to the quality and quantity of their sleep?

“Thanks, your work was almost adequate”

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What *should* leaders say and do when someone's work is disappointing?

Smarter, Stronger, Completer

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You are Smarter than you think, Stronger than you feel, and more Complete than you imagine

Efficient + Effective = Elegant

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Why a stripped-back approach and a deep understanding of function is the most graceful way to empower people

Health and Work

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Well-being has a huge impact on success at work. Can you be physically and emotionally healthy and hold down a demanding job?

What Not To Do

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Perfectionising, Distractifying, Trivianeering and 4 more things that should be on your Not-to-do list

Don’t tell me what I can’t do!

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My favourite response whenever someone starts imposing their own limits on me. Click through to download your copy.