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Lessons from Navy SEALs

This is a guest post from my mentor and coach, Michael Coote from S+ – The Real Leadership Company   The US Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams, commonly known as the Navy SEALs, is the United States Navy’s principal special operations … Continue reading

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I’m Not Too Bad

The words you speak predict the future you will live. Words have an extraordinary power to shape your decisions, choices and actions. So why do so many people (in Great Britain, at least) use phrases like “I’m not too bad” … Continue reading

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Master the ASK, not the TELL

How often have you had a boss, a parent, a spouse or a sales person tell you how to do something? Odds are that you felt somewhat put down – you didn’t like being told and would prefer to have that … Continue reading

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Never Quit

My friend Pete Evans interviewed Rugby League legend, former England Captain, Jamie Peacock this week. Pete wrote an excellent summary of the interview which you can read here and listen to the interview through this link. Jamie told Pete that he has … Continue reading

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Other People’s Deadlines

How many times does a super-urgent task land on your pile? Try this response (rather than going into meltdown). Dear task setter, Thank you for your email. I’m sure that this has been on your plate for some time, but … Continue reading

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Three Questions to Ask

Three really useful questions to ask – of yourself or maybe of someone in your team. What Worked? Focus on what went well (in your customer meeting, presentation, demonstration, etc.). Get the positives out first. What didn’t work? OK, so … Continue reading

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What is the difference between a manager and a leader?

I was asked this question recently. One of the best answers I have came from Dondi Scumaci: People do not commit to a manager, they comply with a manager. People make commitments to a leader. Leadership is all about influence … Continue reading

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