Motivation – The Blog

As a leader, how do you motivate a failing team?

Here is a great question from a client. It’s about a situation that most leaders have to face at some time or another. This client has recently taken on a team and is doing very well. Every now and then … Continue reading


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Should leaders apologize?

Here’s a true story I was told recently by my old friend Leonard (not his real name) who reads this blog. Leonard was on a training course at work. A very senior ‘big cheese’ had been drafted in to give … Continue reading


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Are you too soft?

I listened to David Attenborough on Desert Island Disks recently. He had many fascinating stories to tell. He talked about his parents. They were striking and inspiring. New sisters During the war, they helped many refugees. One day, David and … Continue reading


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New Year’s Resolutions Broken Already?

Oh dear. Even if it’s just cutting the calorie intake or spending less, what do you do if you have already broken your New Year’s resolutions? Or if you fail in the first week or two? Don’t panic or give … Continue reading


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3 Tips to help you achieve your objectives and goals

Keeping yourself motivated so that you achieve your goals and objectives is something that many people find difficult. It’s easy enough at the beginning, but as you encounter problems and obstacles it can get more difficult. To achieve your goals … Continue reading


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Is competition a good thing?

Imagine this scenario. Your boss tells you that you are getting a pay rise of 5%. You are probably delighted. How do you feel when you hear Joan Smith got 10%? Why should this make any difference to you? You … Continue reading


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Why being good is not good enough

And what to do about it Here’s what a delegate told us when he introduced himself a few years ago. He had worked hard at school to get into university. He had then studied hard at his chosen topic and … Continue reading


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Are you working too hard or taking too many holidays?

Have you had too many days off recently? Are too many holidays interfering with work? I heard a discussion recently on this subject between two businessmen. One felt that four bank holidays so close to each other (we still have … Continue reading


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