Category Archives: Responsibility

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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Business Lessons from Running a Marathon

I just completed my first ever marathon! As I went through my training, I was struck by the thought that there are so many lessons for business from preparing for, and running the 42,195m race. It’s not so much physical … Continue reading

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Can you forego immediate gratification?

Long term studies prove that the most important human discipline involved in long term success is the ability to forego immediate gratification for a larger but delayed reward. The original study was done by Walter Mischel, then a professor at Stanford … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Receiving

I had an interesting conversation with my mentor the other day about The Law of Receptivity from Bob Burg and John David Mann’s book The Go Giver. The fifth law from The Go Giver is the Law of Receptivity: The … Continue reading

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What is your “Aunt Martha”?

Brian Tracy tells the story of a young couple who are only just scraping by. They don’t have any savings. Their Aunt Martha tells them that they are their favourites and they will inherit everything one she has gone. Time … Continue reading

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