Life, Leadership and Business

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Are you as good as you think?


As part of accredited training, each person on course gets one-on-one feedback. In this feedback, I usually ask people at the start if they think they are competent in the skills learned. Normally, the response falls in one of two categories. Some people are confidant of their ability and say yes. Some people are hesitant, and squeeze a yes or a maybe out.  

Saturday, 9 December 2017

100 Posts 100 Days


Indulge me for a moment…

If success is a numbers game, many attempts will surely guarantee success at some stage? What do you think?

In light of the Disney of Destiny article, I have decided to challenge myself to produce 100 posts in 100 days. My main topic is leadership, but I don't plan to stick to it, I plan to write.

 

I am not a professional writer, and decided to see if I could actually do this. The posts will have the hash tag #100posts100days.

 Join me.

Not just in reading the posts, but in producing your own for 100 days. Tag your posts in comments
below or tweet them with the afore mentioned hash tag and let creativity rule!


1. Surprise Visit from my Heart
2. The Dragon Whisperer
3. Disney's of Destiny 
4. Are you as good as you think you are? 

Disney's of Destiny


Creativity is an elusive and strange phenomenon that both eludes and tickles people.

For most people a stroke of creative genius is just that, a stroke. One miserable stroke and then it’s gone. Forever. For a select few, creativity seems to be a fountain bubbling up in the centre of their being, constantly oozing out original results.   



Friday, 8 December 2017

Hello My Heart, Part 2


Another Self Indulgent Post by John Usher

Uncle Ben phoned me before eight this morning.  I thought it unusual and was concerned. I stepped out of the occupied training room and answered the call. "If you don't talk to her today, I will find her and tell her what a fool you are," boomed his stern voice.

"You read the blog!" I started to laugh.




Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Surprise Visit by my Heart


A Self-indulgent post by John Usher

She stepped through the door and awoke the dragon. The conversation stalled as she entered the training room. She was awkward and uncomfortable. Although, thinking back, it was probably because I was openly staring. She introduced herself bluntly and sat down in the front row. Delicious eyelashes generously framed big, curious, beautiful eyes.  I instantly realised that I was in pain.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fire Triangle in Leadership


It takes three elements to make a fire; heat, oxygen and fuel.  These three elements make up what’s known as the Fire Triangle.  It’s a common strategy to remove just one of the three elements, breaking the triangle, to extinguish a fire successfully.  The Leadership Triangle also has three elements essential to its existence; vision, a leader and a team.  Removing one of these elements would break the Leadership Triangle and extinguish any hope for success. 


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Team Work


Personal Development Skill: Team Work
There is no doubt that the single most important skill to define a leader; to will make or break his or her reputation is their ability to work with a team. This important skill quickly separates true leaders from the “wannabe” that wants to gloat in their own self importance.

You may fool fans, but you will never fool the team.