Confidence – a myth or a choice?

Earlier this week I had a speaking engagement – a short one.  Well, meant to be 30 minutes but because of an over-run from the speaker before me ended up as 22 minutes!  Had I been in a position where I was using slides and timed myself to that structure I could have been in [...]

By | October 25th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

Manager or Leader – which is best?

The other day someone asked me if I thought management was bad and leadership good and that was a bit of a wake-up call for me – was I getting a message across in a way that inadvertently was suggesting this to be the case.  So – I think I had better put the record [...]

By | October 16th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

Motivation – from me or you?

Today has been an interesting day with one small part of it challenging me and, as always, giving me yet another learning opportunity!  As any of you who read my blogs or have worked with me over the years know, I am a bit of a dog nutter – well, probably more than a bit!  [...]

By | October 11th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

Having your attention in the right place can make a real impact

So often when we really want to help people become the best they can be we focus on the least helpful place – we focus on what they are doing wrong and suggest ways that they may like to improve.  We are putting all their attention on where they are under-performing. Let me give you [...]

By | September 27th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

What Does It Mean To Be A Living Leader

Blog written by Maurice Whelan of Unleash Potential and reproduced here with his kind permission. Some years ago I attended a training course given by Penny Ferguson to the organisation I worked in.  Penny is a forthright presenter with very strong views about leadership. I thought it would be useful to review Penny’s bookThe Living [...]

By | September 27th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

Beliefs that drive Behaviours

'Beliefs and Behaviours' was covered at the Insights on Leadership day ‘Beliefs and Behaviors’ was covered at the Insights on Leadership day ‘Beliefs driving behaviours’ is something that I come back to again and again, as it is so important to understand.  It was a very long time into my life before I [...]

By | September 17th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

Don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow!

“Don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow.  You miss a lot of the ‘now’ doing that.  There’s only so much ‘now’ to go around”. Over 35,000 people have experienced the transformational impact of Penny Ferguson, in business performance and their lives. Reading a book the other day these couple of sentences really sent bells going in [...]

By | September 2nd, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

Visionary, Musician or Outstanding Leader?

Last weekend I had the thoroughly enjoyable privilege of attending an Andre Rieu concert in Maastricht.  What a truly fantastic event and one that has been on my ‘Bucket List’ for some while! The event was dynamic, inspirational and the man himself incredibly energised and passionate about his music and what he gives to the [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

My Sunday Learning!

Sunday was an interesting day, a fun day and a successful day!  George passed his Silver Kennel Club Obedience test!  To dog lovers anywhere who get involved in training their dogs to be well behaved this may not seem like a great event but to me it was momentous.  Why is that?  Well ………. if [...]

By | June 25th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments

Management or Leadership?

Today I read an interesting article in HR Zone talking about research linking styles of leadership and employee motivation – http://bit.ly/10yldhz . The conclusions are interesting and I am not the least surprised to know that this is what the research is telling us – I would actually say that it is blindingly obvious.  I wholeheartedly agree [...]

By | April 4th, 2013|Archive|0 Comments