If things are not going as you would like with someone else check yourself first. You might be holding all the power, being competitive, expecting to much or playing devil's advocate. If that is true it is about you, not them. "If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else."Marvin … Continue reading Is it them, or is it you?
If it is true that our past experience forms how we think and behave today then, if we want to think and behave in a different way tomorrow, we must deliberately create experience consistent with what we desire. We must know what to change today, what we want tomorrow and how to take action. "Know … Continue reading Knowing who you are now is the first step in deciding who you will be in the future.
A resolution starts with a big effort which usually dissipates over time. It is hard to maintain momentum. An area of growth, on the other hand, steadily produces pleasure and positive influence on your life and becomes self reinforcing. Small efforts gain there own momentum. There are four questions you need to answer to find your optimum focus for … Continue reading What’s the difference between a “resolution” and an area of growth in your life?
“When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.” ― Horace Walpole Holidays are good for all kinds of gardening! YourThinkingCoach.com - Bringing Clarity at Velocity for your next Breakthrough™
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something. So that's my wish for you, and … Continue reading We hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes …
At YourThinkingCoach.com we have been exploring mindfulness. We discovered that it is just one of a set of 8 Buddhist principles that support and reinforce each other. Here is our take on it: Right Understanding - Sammā ditthi - Try it out for yourself and then decide. Right Intention - Sammā san̄kappa - Commit to … Continue reading Mindfulness + 7 other principles that go with it.
I am sometimes asked how we can guarantee a personal breakthrough in thinking in less than 180 minutes. It sounds unusual (most breakthroughs do at first) but the biggest obstacle to helping a client get the clarity at the velocity required for a real breakthrough is the coach polluting the session with their own content … Continue reading How to coach a personal breakthrough in 180 minutes.
"Culture drives high performance and therefore has a direct impact on the bottom line."
The SCARF suite of assessments and workshops are designed to transform the quality of thinking and performance amongst teams. The link to the free online self assessment below gives you insight into the five domains of the SCARF model, and indicates the importance each domain currently has in your life. Understanding which of these five … Continue reading SCARF – a free online assessment to help you with your success
"The entire goal of the coaching was to focus on key actions and initiatives that would improve their effectiveness. This improvement in effectiveness from our leaders would lead to a more constructive culture which then translates to improved employee engagement. This improved employee engagement then drives better business and project outcomes." Well said Kym!
Erin Petrys shares some thinking on the Oppositional Style.
At the top of the HSI circumplex is Satisfaction (blue) . At the bottom is Security (red and green). Jodie Nevid of BRS makes the link between vulnerability and the courage to leave security behind. Arguably this idea is the key to really effective leadership.
We have emotions. Emotions drive intuition. Intuition drives understanding and results. In turn understanding and results drives our emotions. IF we learn to think clearly AND use our intuition THEN we get even more understanding and results. Imagine what thinking clearly might do for the culture of your organisation ... More and more understanding More and more positive emotion … Continue reading What does thinking clearly have to do with organisational culture?
“I once knew a little boy in England who asked his father, “Do fathers always know more than sons?” and the father said, “Yes.” The next question was , “Daddy, who invented the steam engine?” and the father said, “James Watt.” And then the son came back with “—but why didn’t James Watt’s father invent … Continue reading Thinking about the next generation – x, y or z
Personal Leadership is about personal growth, self fulfilment and the realisation of ones potential. A great place to start developing your Personal Leadership is to explore your values. Core values are fundamental beliefs that are well-developed and have probably been part of your character for years. When you do something that contradicts these values, your intuition, or … Continue reading Personal Leadership is about personal growth, self fulfilment and the realisation of ones potential – start with your values.
If Leadership is a "chosen state for any person in any role who wants to excel and in doing so guide and inspire others" then the foundation of any Leadership Development must be Personal Leadership. Personal Leadership is about personal growth, self fulfilment and the realisation of ones potential. It requires a strong desire to learn and … Continue reading If Leadership is a “chosen state” then Self-Actualising thinking could be your key.
"Leadership is so much more than an appointed position. It's a chosen state for any person in any role who wants to excel and in doing so guide and inspire others" Catherine Palin-Brinkworth
Tips to identify people with leadership potential. Another great post from Kym Williams of BRS.
The Constructive way to set up a new Manager for success. Another great post from Kym Williams of BRS.