How do you hold someone accountable and be mindful of their ill health.

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When poor performance meets continuous ill health it can be hard to decide at what point can they be held accountable?  This  excerpt from the Harvard Business Review recommended book “The mindful leader” shows  how compassion plays a part in accountability- “Compassion is not soft warm or fuzzy. It means giving an employee tough but difficult feedback. Compassion means making … Read More

Self Reflection Questions

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Studying for the Institute of Directors exam to become a chartered fellow I found some great points to ponder and self reflect for leaders: 1.  Am I persuadable as well as persuading? 2. Do I play the issue not the person or do I make it personal? 3. Do I take an enquiringly mind and solution focused outlook? Whilst I’m … Read More

Put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others

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This time of year is when our frustrations get the better of us.  Pressures mount and we find ourselves being the only ones doing the giving. Right? Wrong!  We are the ones not setting our boundaries clearly enough. Our need to please others doesn’t appear to be as important as our need to look after others. Note I said “looking … Read More

What a difference it made when I changed the word grateful to thankful

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By changing the word grateful to thankful It allows me to deliberately appreciate the things I have in my life rather than taking it for granted that they would always be there When I hear people speak about the practice of being grateful my immediate association is with the phrase “you should be grateful”. Instead of having a sense of … Read More

How To Find Out How People Experience You!

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IIt Takes Courage To Face 360 Degree Feedback There is on average a 66% difference between what we intend and how people experience us. The only true way to know how people experience us is to do an effective 360 degree review. The greatest fear is that this information is used by managers as a work place whip, rather than … Read More

Courage to Persevere

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This was posted recently which gave me paused to think about the courage needed to persevere when obstacles appear in front of us. What I took from this was that sometimes even the smallest obstacles of seeming low importance, once achieved, have a multiplier affect on our belief in ourselves. This then reinforces our self belief in our ability to … Read More

“What got you here won’t get you there.”

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We are notorious for promoting our top performers into leadership roles and expecting them to deliver results with their existing skill set which are often different to those required in leading people. I’m reminded of the famous saying by Goldsmith says “What got you here won’t get you there.” Our emerging leaders trust us to keep them safe and yet … Read More

How to ask for a $1,500 pay rise and get $7,000

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It’s easy! Read below to see how easy it was for one of my clients just by registering on my blog page. Get free coaching tips by registering on my blog page. Just go to my website http://outonalym.co.nz/. I won’t overwhelm you with Blogs, I only post them when I have something important to share. The following comment was posted … Read More