“You throw like a girl” and other insults that have impact.

“Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” is a mantra that we’ve been encouraged to use from childhood when we’re on the wrong end of some name calling. After all, it’s only name calling. It can’t really hurt us, can it? Well, some new research has revealed that it...

Increasing Engagement

Increasing Engagement: The Power of Choice

How do you increase engagement in your team or your clients? How do you get people to commit more? How do you encourage people to put in more effort? These are the sort of concerns that have troubled managers, coaches and trainers from all sectors. The solutions have often been complex and time consuming with...

An Essential Ingredient For Success: Keep Your Inner Fire Burning

There are many important elements that contribute to a person’s performance but without drive or motivation the chances of success, especially in a competitive or challenging situation, will be seriously impacted. Unfortunately it is very easy for people to lose the passion that fuels and drives a person to succeed. If that happens the results...

How To Make Better Mistakes

Many things have been written and said about the importance of being allowed to make mistakes. It is commonly believed that you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your successes. We’re all familiar with stories from notable high achievers like Thomas Edison, Michael Jordan and Steve Jobs about how their mistakes led...

The 2 Minute Rule for Getting Things Done

I think it’s fair to say that most people go through phases where they struggle to get things done. Increasing demands, insufficient resources, poor communication and bad organisation can all lead to problems with our productivity and leave us wanting another day in the week. If you do struggle with your productivity you may want...

Are you engaging all of your team?

If you coach, manage or lead a team of people it is inevitable that you will be faced with a group of people who have different preferred styles of learning. That fact presents you with a challenge. That challenge is how to engage all of the group by using all of the learning styles. Failing...

How To Perform Under Pressure

One of the real tests that we all face is being able to perform in high pressure situations. It doesn’t matter at what level you perform because pressure is always present in some capacity. To win a game, make a crucial sale, hole a putt or achieve whatever result you are aiming for, you sometimes...

The Four Steps To Excellence

Whether you achieve excellence in what you do depends largely on four key elements. Those people who do well have had some success with these elements but those who excel have applied themselves far better. Knowing where you want to go (having a vision), Wanting to get there (making a commitment), Believing in your ability...

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