We all know that a brand is a customer experience represented by a collection of images and ideas; what might be less obvious is that each time somebody meets you they unconsciously create images and ideas about you which operates as a your unique Personal Brand. Companies spend large amounts of money to develop a brand because a positive brand influences how consumers will respond to their product. As a professional or entrepreneur our success will be dependent on self leadership and our
Fear is a part of our every day lives and to achieve Self Leadership we must understand and work with our fears so that they do not prevent us achieving our objectives. Or as the bard, William Shakespeare, put it, "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might win, by fearing to attempt". Fear takes many forms and can vary in intensity from a mild discomfort to a paralysing phobia. You may be surprised to realise that most people have some type of fear that is preventing them
How often do you hear someone say, "I love my job?" Our coaches, say this is rare. Conversations at work are more likely to be along the lines of, "Thank God it's Friday" or "When my lottery numbers come up I'm out of here". Confucius said, "Man who loves what he does, never does a day's work in his life". Is it possible to love your Job? Do you know someone who does? People who love their jobs rather than just turning up for the pay check, are engaged by it and gain meaning from
Aristotle taught us that to influence and persuade effectively we need to have ‘ethos’ which translates as 'character'. In Aristotle's Ancient Greece you would be known by your actions and words; today nothing has changed except that our actions and words are now open to the world wide web. It would be naive to not consider how your character is portrayed on the web because your client's and competitors will certainly check you out. Websites such as Linked In are excellent for a business
Singapore Leadership: The Singapore Ministry of Manpower stated that whilst most CEO's in Singapore expressed a willingness to develop the next generation of leaders, very few of them are proactive and strategic in doing so. This NATO (no action talk only) will result in Singaporean managers being unable to cope with the dynamic state of today's marketplace and workforce. Singapore Leadership For Leadership development in Singapore, what is sadly lacking are the culture and skills of
"It's not our abilities that show us what we truly are; it's our choices." This post has been moved to here.
Self Leadership is all about getting ideas into action and New Year is a time when many choose to make a commitment to start a new behaviour or stop an old habit. In 2009 I will be writing on this blog about how to turn thoughts into actions and actions into results, so what I want to know from YOU is... What are your resolutions for 2009? Please respond by clicking on comments below... thanks, Andrew :) Oh and have a Happy New Year!
Coaching is the "in" methodology for personal development, but what exactly is coaching? Here are a few definitions: “Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. Clients say coaching brings out their best by helping them focus, break down tasks and clarify their values.”- Fortune Magazine "Coaching is a managerial methodology that seeks to maximize employee performance by conscientiously
I am often asked whether we teach self leadership or NLP for kids; well as a father of a 3 yo (Tasha in photo) and a 1.5 yo ( Nathan) I am still getting my head around this (my wife Zurina is much better). Today I read a great post by Jonathan Fields entitled, "Six timeless rules for my 6-year old daughter", it made me laugh, it made me cry and made me wonder what I am in for as my daughter grows up! Please read it and enjoy.
Have you ever said something or done something that you later regretted? You have! Wow that's good I thought it was just me :) To make error is human, we all screw up or we are not living. As I write this blog I can still feel the fresh emotion of embarrasment from a recent mistake. Yesterday I posted on a forum and had not framed my communication in line with my intention. The result was that I was publically attacked for what was perceived as a 'superior and glib'