Over the years I’ve heard a truckload of definitions of leadership – be it an academic view or a view won through real experience there are many good and many not-so-good definitions out there. Some years ago I heard leadership defined quite uniquely. Rather than another statement, leadership was...Read more
A really powerful assumption that undermines and limits our potential in the STRETCH ZONE is the idea that confidence is limited to the lucky few by virtue of their personality. Stereotyping personality as extroversion vs. introversion, task-focus vs. people-focus, structured vs. unstructured, reflection vs. action, etc. – under pressure...Read more
One of the most powerful assumptions that undermines and limits our talent and potential is the idea that confident people are comfortable when facing adversity under the pressure of their STRETCH ZONE. The reality is that while confident people might make facing difficult situations look comfortable, when asked they’ll...Read more
No different to the sentence you’re reading right now, what we find at the end of every sentence is some form of grammatical function – usually a comma or full stop. Can you imagine what our everyday communication (written or spoken) would be like in the absence of those...Read more
Humility vs Pride “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.” said the late John R.W. Stott. In many of my coaching conversations these last few weeks I have become increasingly aware of the dangers of pride. In turn, I have spent some time reflecting on my...Read more
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