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Stop being busy Jun 27, 2022

The world will fill your time with problems unless you fill it with your own priorities. All too often with my clients I hear conversations where people will ask others how they are, and the reply...

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The social introvert Jun 20, 2022

During a recent meeting with a client, I was asked whether I see myself as an introvert or an extrovert.  Now, first of all, I don’t really like labels that define people as A or B as...

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Snowflakes? development leadership parenting resilience Jun 13, 2022

I personally hate the derogatory term ‘snowflakes’ that is used to describe the younger generation of today. I have always been an advocate of those that follow in our footsteps and can...

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Culture wins culture leadership organisation Jun 06, 2022

The culture within an organisation is fundamental in allowing its people to learn and achieve personal mastery. Without individual learning, no organisational learning can occur. 

Managers are...

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Veterans in business May 31, 2022

Veterans in Business - What do any of us know?

Over the past few years, ever since Quintessential Performance became more than just a thought, I have been listening to the same question, albeit in...

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Leadership AND Management leadership management May 24, 2022

Leadership

At the heart of every organisation is the coordinated management of the activities of people, and their actions, towards mutual goals and objectives. Central to achieving these...

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Daily digital detox detox May 17, 2022

I am a massive fan of technology and truly embrace it across all aspects of my life, but I do also agree that it is good to go dark sometimes, to switch off from the digital world even if it is...

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How to get results action results May 10, 2022

Everyone wants results, few are willing to do what it takes to get them. Here are 4 simple, actionable steps to increase the level of the results you want to achieve:

1. Focus on the outcome

  • Be...
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How can I help? help perspectives May 03, 2022

Four simple words. Four syllables. One powerful question. 

How many times do you hear this in a day?

More importantly, how many times do you ask it in one day?

Thought provoking, isn't it?

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Are you doing the right thing? Apr 24, 2022

Two years ago, I was a Team Leader of a highly trained team working overseas in an intensely stressful environment. One uneventful day, we were receiving a brief from our superior when one of the...

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Tick, tock.. time Apr 17, 2022

Time is the most valuable asset that we have. If like me, you are sick of hearing about how you should wake up at a ridiculous o’clock in order to be successful, then read on. 

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Key characteristics of outstanding leaders. leader leadership Apr 11, 2022

In 2010 the Work Foundation produced a list of 9 common themes that they identified from their research that are common amongst outstanding leaders. We have added our view to the points below:

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