Creativity vs. Perception

The traditional and entrenched perception of creativity for many, even now in the 21st Century, appears to be the tired old chestnnut of, “I’m not artistic, so I’m not a creative”… Please can we draw a line in the sand? Let’s accept that creativity comes in many forms. and just because you can’t draw, sing,…

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Hang on to your hats, this could be a bumpy ride…

If everything that exists presently existed infinitely, then so did consciousness, and so did whatever the essence of ‘life’ is. That potentially means that consciousness must have ‘realised’ or ‘felt’ or whatever verb is appropriate, that in order create itself in a form that might eventually see/understand itself it had to ‘give birth’ so that…

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Judgement day…

Hi All, I find that the root of anxiety many times comes from the normal and natural reaction humans have to putting, or finding, themselves in a situation where they are being judged. People usually don’t enjoy the feeling of being judged, but the fact is that we all judge and are being judged constantly……

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“But I want to be authentic…”

We would offer that ‘authenticity’ is not expressed as a fixed state; more that this is a quality that emerges when an individual is integrated across the four dimensions of human expression…  That’s to say…  1. Physically. Is what they are ‘doing’ displaying congruence with what they saying? 2. Emotionally. Are they expressing themselves emotionally and…

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Boring presentations…

There are many times in our professional lives that we fail to communicate what we intended…  Why is that? It’s not generally because people don’t understand the words we use, but more often it’s because of two things. Firstly, we’ve not been clear about our intention, or more likely we’ve not even consciously chosen an…

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The ‘one note’ leader is due for extinction…

My thinking has brought me to believe that a leader needs to be integrated across the four dimensions of expression, physically, emotionally, intellectually and intentionally so they are able to communicate their values, ideas, beliefs and experience with clarity and impact. To achieve this state of being one would need to be aware of the…

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Motivation… A four-headed beast

Our core drivers haven’t really changed since prehistoric times, but just like all succesful species, they’ve evolved. In our experience and broadly speaking, modern humans can be classified into four types where motivation is concerned after our basic needs have been met. Those who’re driven by bonding, those by acquiring, those by learning and those…

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The Vertical Leader… A note to Sir Stuart Rose

Dear Sir, I note you Have recently been charged by the UK government to pull the country’s NHS into shape by making the leadership and consequently their teams more ‘customer focused’.  Not that you’ve asked, but here’s my offer of a little food for thought regarding that challenge.  There are 3 kinds of leaders in…

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Qualities of a business professional…

Know your business.  Understand how you are uniquely professionally and personally positioned to find solutions to your clients’ challenges.  Listen to what the client wants more than your inner ‘salesperson’s’ voice.  Develop The ability to clearly and quickly reflect back what you hear so there’s less chance of miscommunication.  Your ability to create and maintain relationships…

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Feedback…

In my experience, it’s not that people are afraid to speak their truth, although for many that is a big hurdle. It’s more that many people are not clear in their own minds as to their purpose, and as a consequence their intentionality is unclear to themselves and subsequently, to those around them. Leadership is…

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