Who is Responsible for Your Relationships?

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”  – Jim Rohn When sharing our training, I often ask, “Who is responsible for your relationships?” to which most people answer that it’s a mutual 50/50 responsibility. While this answer is logical, there is also…

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TRUST: Easy to Say, Hard to Deliver

“Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken but you can still see the crack in that motherfucker’s reflection.”  – Lady Gaga Have you ever heard the saying, “I would not trust them as far as I could throw them”? I’m sure if I asked you to think of someone you…

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Leading Culture: The Relationship Tennis Game

“Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable or from neglecting what is within our power.” –Epictetus Relationships are your connections to those around you. When these connections are strong, life is good …at both home and work. I often say, “A relationship is like a tennis game, only the rules are a bit…

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LEADERSHIP: THE POWER OF YOUR MOOD

“The tension in the room was so thick you could cut it with a knife.” Tension, stress, excitement, gratitude …these words all represent ways of being that people can feel just by being in the same room with someone who is broadcasting them. What we call “feelings” aren’t just internal sensations, they are also actually external electromagnetic broadcasts into…

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CREATING A HEALTHY WORK CULTURE

When you think of the culture at your workplace, think of it like the quality of the water in the swimming pool that you all swim in together. The conditions of this water can be anywhere from radiantly healthy to toxic.  Every single person contributes to the conditions in your pool just by being in…

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PERSONAL VS POSITIONAL INFLUENCE

When I was a young 22-year old new Departmental Sales Manager in charge of 23 sales assistants, I learnt a very valuable lesson in the use of personal vs positional influence. My sales team ranged in age from 19 – 60 years of age and morning duties included tidying individual sections within the department prior…

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