THE SELF LEADERSHIP BLOG

by Andrew Bryant,CSP

Best Selling Author | Executive Coach | Motivational Leadership Speaker 

 

Self-leadership Solutions

Singapore Motivational Speaker, Andrew Bryant, interviewed by Success Resources

Jan 28, 2020

I’m often asked, how I got started as a Motivational Speaker and Self-leadership champion, and so I’m sharing this interview by Success Resources, Singapore, which answers these questions for you.

Could you share your story of how you began your journey to becoming a Motivational Speaker and achieving the success that you have today?

Sure, I started my career as a Physiotherapist in the U.K. in the early 80’s. I was working with sports teams and athletes and soon realized that success was as much mental as physical. I studied psychology, NLP, hypnosis, meditation and even...

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Office Politics - The Visibility Rule

Jan 27, 2020
 

To succeed in any organization, you must understand 'office politics'. The first rule is to be visible, doing good work is not enough if you're not associated with it. You must learn to shine.

Let me tell you about Chris who's an experienced pharmaceutical Healthcare Executive. He's delivered results as a sales head early in his career and had been moved to head office in Europe in an administrative role.

Chris made everything run smoothly. However, he did it in an under-the-radar manner, so when he wanted to step up to a country manager role he was not deemed ready.

Chris had not followed...

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Executive Coaching for Leadership Development

Jan 27, 2020

Executive Coaching is effective for leadership development, because leaders require high levels of Self-awareness and behavioral flexibility.  

Executive Coaching comprises of a series of confidential conversations focused on facilitating strategic self-awareness about what underlies behavior, actions, reactions, and interactions. Coaching facilitates the 'coachee' to gain insights into how they execute business strategies, and manage change, conflict and people.

Having a trusted confident (Executive Coach), who can provide feedback and, through questions, clarify intentions, values...

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Self-leadership definition with Brian Tracy & Andrew Bryant

Jan 26, 2020
 

 

In 2017 it was my pleasure to interview the legendary Brian Tracy on Self-leadership - a topic I have been speaking and writing about since 1999.

In case you don't know - Brian Tracy is a motivational speaker and self-development author of over 70 books. His popular titles include; 'Earn What You’re Really Worth', 'Eat That Frog!' and 'The Psychology of Achievement'.

Self-leadership Definition

You can watch the video of my interview of Brian above, and here is the transcript of his definition.

"Self-leadership is the starting point of everything. Self-leadership...

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Global leadership 5 Cs

Jan 22, 2020

Global leadership is the new standard. When companies were just national, you could make it to senior level or even the top with a mix of competence and confidence (of course a few good connections could also help).

Today, successful companies are international or global and to be leader requires something extra. Just doing a good job on your home turf is no longer enough, you have to be visible and you have to have impact.

For example, a senior manager in India or Indonesia, could be successfully managing thousands of people, meeting targets, but have no visibility in a global...

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9 Critical Leadership Truths

Jan 21, 2020

I remember being impressed by 9 critical leadership truths that were being promoted at my children’s school. What impacted me was the fact that as a leadership coach and consultant, I am often talking about these very same qualities and skills with my ‘adult’ clients.

This image (taken by my daughter, Tasha) shows the school's ideal student with a combination of qualities and skills – wouldn't it be great if managers and leaders valued the same qualities and worked on their skills?

Leaders, and children develop from the inside-out (Bryant & Kazan 2012) and so it...

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Developing Your Leadership Lens

Jan 21, 2020

Any photography enthusiastic understands that, whilst the subject remains the same, the choice of lens will change how it is viewed. What is true for cameras is also true for people, as we all see the world through our own lens of perception and bias.

A wide-angle lens gives you the 'big picture', whilst other times you will want to 'zoom in' to see detail. To have only one lens would cause you to miss out on so much.

Developing Your Leadership Lens

Let me ask you a question; "Do you like to have the data points and build a picture from what you have, or do you prefer to start with a big...

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Planful about your Leadership Legacy

Jan 20, 2020
 

I have been a Professional Speaker and Executive Coach for over 20-yeas, but I've never received an introduction like this one from Planful CEO, Grant Halloran.

I am humbled that I have had an impact on Grant's career and also vicariously on all the people that he impacts. The synchronicity that he has recently renamed his company Planful, meaning rich in plans - is not lost on me.

Planning a Legacy

The dictionary tells us that legacy (n) is:

"Something that is a result of events in the past"

But, when I am working with leaders, leadership teams or MBA Students, I tell...

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7-Things I learned about Leadership in conversation with Barack Obama

Jan 19, 2020

December 16th, 2019 (with about 4,000 other people in Singapore), I had the pleasure to listen to insights and perspectives from Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.

I must confess that I am a fan of his humorous oratory style, and it was a pleasure to listen to him ‘riff’ on wide ranging topics with an intoxicating mix of humility and gravitas. So, here are my takeaways:

1)     Anyone in a leadership position needs to build an effective team of people who are smart and have integrity – then get out of their way.

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7 Behaviors for Effective Leadership

Jan 19, 2020

So much is spoken and written about the need for leadership in organizations, but do we know what we mean by the term ‘leadership’?

If you Google the term ‘leadership’, you get 2.2 Billion results! And, the definition doesn’t help much:

“Leadership is the action of leading”

 – well that’s deep! And the synonyms include; authority, control and management - all of which are at odds with many modern descriptions or effective leadership.

As an Author, Coach and Speaker on the topic of leadership, I resonate with this quote:

“There...

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