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By: Glenn Widelko On: May 26, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

There is a fascinating piece of ‘research’ that suggests that within any given team there are four groups including the new comers (20%), steady eddies (60%), high flyers (10%) and slackers (10%). While high flyers demand attention and slackers do all they can to do as little as they...

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By: Daryl Watson On: May 16, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”  Mark Twain. Corruption, greed, dishonesty, fraud, selfishness – the daily news headlines of our world today, including recently “Nigeria and Afghanistan ‘Possibly World’s Most Corrupt Countries’ ” by Prime Minister David...

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15
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By: Glenn Widelko On: May 15, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 2

While are we frequently all too aware of the effect other people have on us we are seldom as aware of the effect we have on ourselves. More often than not, up until the moment someone makes us aware that we do indeed have an effect on ourselves, it...

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09
May
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By: Glenn Widelko On: May 09, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

There are those moments in life, personally and professionally, when something really matters and every fibre of our being tells us that we need to be at our very best – that moment is the STRETCH ZONE! While anyone can be at their best in their COMFORT ZONE, it...

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Apr
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By: Glenn Widelko On: April 29, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

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...

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By: Glenn Widelko On: April 25, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

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...

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By: Glenn Widelko On: April 21, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

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...

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Apr
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By: Glenn Widelko On: April 14, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

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...

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By: Daryl Watson On: April 07, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 1

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...

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By: Daryl Watson On: March 22, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

I love to read.  I may have 2 or 3 books on the go at once.  That’s just me.  I need more book cases.  But my wife is already fed up with me, when it comes to my book collection.  I simply can’t get used to ebooks – they’re...

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