Purpose

7 more podcasts for leadership training

Last week on the blog, we shared 6 of the best podcasts for leadership training. Podcasts have quickly become one of the most popular forms of training on the internet today, and there are countless podcasts available right now when it comes to leadership and personal development.

Perhaps the best part about podcasts is that you don’t even have to leave your home in order to take advantage of the wealth of information they contain. Besides that, you can listen to podcasts on just about any device: your laptop, tablet, phone, etc.

Since our previous list on podcasts was so popular, […]

What thought leaders say about personal development

Today, we’re featuring another installment in our ongoing ‘Quotes From’ series, where we share insightful and inspirational quotes from leaders and industry experts from all over the world regarding a specific topic. Today’s topic revolves around the importance of continual learning and personal development.

Continual learning and personal development are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make in your career. Such investments allow you to stay abreast of industry trends, sharpen your skills, hone your craft, up-level your expertise, and further build out your own personal toolbox of knowledge and talents. Whether you attend conferences or workshops throughout […]

Operating at a higher purpose

Today, we’re featuring a new installment in our ongoing ‘Quotes From’ series, where we share insightful and inspirational quotes from leaders and industry experts from all over the world regarding a specific topic. Today’s topic revolves around success and operating with a higher purpose.

We’ve spoken a great deal on the blog here about the importance of purpose—both for the individual and for the greater whole that is a company or organisation. The fact of the matter is that we work better when there’s a purpose we’re working toward. People want to feel that there’s meaning and significance in the […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Purpose, Quotes|Comments Off on Operating at a higher purpose

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Think Win-Win

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

If you’ve missed any of the previous installments, you can access them below:

In Part 1, we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life.

In Part 3, we covered the necessity behind time management and effectively setting goals.

 

So let’s now discuss Habit #4 in Covey’s bestselling book, and that’s the habit of thinking win-win.

You’ve no doubt heard this expression before, most likely in sentences like […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Purpose, Teamwork|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Think Win-Win

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

Welcome to the third installment in our series about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

If you missed the first installment, you can read it here. In it, we discuss the first habit in Stephen Covey’s bestselling book: being proactive. Being proactive is all about taking a self-starter’s response to life’s challenges. In other words, you take the initiative. Instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you, you step forward and create your own opportunities. The result? A powerful paradigm shift that allows you to see how much you truly have influence over in your life.

The second installment, […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Purpose, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Begin with the End in Mind

Welcome to the second installment in our new series about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

If you missed the first installment, you can read it here. In it, we discuss the first habit in Stephen Covey’s bestselling book, and that is the habit of being proactive. This is all about your response to life’s challenges.

Are you passive when trials surface, letting things happen to you and believing there’s nothing you can do to change your situation? Or are you a self-starter, taking the initiative because you understand that there’s plenty you can control and influence, and so you […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Book Reviews, Coaching, Development, Leadership, Mindfulness, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Purpose, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Begin with the End in Mind

The 4 Traits of Resilient People – Purpose

Do you know someone in your life who you’d describe as a resilient person? Or perhaps you came across a story once about an individual who displayed such resilience you couldn’t help but admire them.

In my soon-to-be released book, Thriving in Change (working title), resilience is one of the topics I discuss at length. Learning to be more resilient is absolutely essential when it comes to bouncing back from change more readily. When we are more resilient, we tend to be more resourceful with the circumstances life has dealt us and we tend to take better control of our […]

The 4 Traits of Resilient People – Confidence

One of the topics I discuss in my upcoming book, Thriving in Change (working title), is the subject of resilient people. When we go through a change of any kind, our resilience (or lack thereof) can certainly be put to the test.

But wouldn’t it be great to stand tall and brave the storm no matter what you’re going through? Wouldn’t it be great to know how you can strengthen your own resilience and bounce back from change more easily?

Today, we’re beginning a new series on uncovering the 4 traits of resilient people. As you learn more about these traits, […]

By |December 28th, 2015|Adaptive Teams, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mindfulness, Personality, Positivity, Potential, Purpose, reflection, Teamwork, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 4 Traits of Resilient People – Confidence

The third stage of change

In my upcoming book, Thriving in Change (working title), one of the things I discuss are the many stages of change. In today’s blog, I want to give you an exclusive sneak peek at an excerpt from the book which deals with the third stage of change: the starting anew stage.

Most people find that in retrospect, the change they feared and dreaded was indeed an opportunity for growth. And that is what thriving is all about. Carl Brand sums it up nicely: “Though one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and […]

A look into what change really is

In case you haven’t heard the news, I’ll be releasing a book in the coming months called Thriving in Change (working title). To celebrate its release, I’ll be sharing sneak peeks of the book right here on the blog.

First, let’s take a look at what change really is:

 

According to Kurt Lewin, change consists of three distinct and vital stages:

Unfreezing

Unfreezing is the process which involves finding a method of making it possible for people to let go of an old pattern that was counterproductive in some way.

Moving to a new level or Changing or Movement

This stage involves a […]