The Christmas rush has already set in. You can sense the heightened levels of anxiety or noise in people’s minds. For many businesses, (retail, restaurants etc.) this is the ‘make or break’ part of the year. A chance to catch up on lower than expected sales year to date or an opportunity to surpass targets and…
A client and I were chatting about the topic of ‘women in business’ recently and she asked me if in my experience I thought that there were any glaring differences between my male and female clients. The reason the question came up was because I’d mentioned the significant shift I’d observed in my own coaching business over the past 4 years in relation to the % of female business leaders that I deal with. (It’s grown to 50%).
Included in this post is a video of me telling the story of ‘The Rocks In The Jar’, which has proven to be a powerful metaphor for helping clients make real change in how they approach their work and personal lives.
I’ve also added…
“Nothing is so dear and precious as time.” – French Proverb. I was working with a client when they pointed out that one of the changes our work had made to her working life was that it had added 30 days of ‘Strategic Rock Time’(Important/Non-Urgent Time) to her career and life.
Over the past year, I’ve used the facilities of a local gym/leisure centre close to me. As you’d expect you start to notice people who train regularly at the same time as you. There’s one guy who seems to be there all of the time. He is pretty consistent and dedicated. But what I find fascinating is that he has put on a lot of weight (fat) since he’s been going to the gym.
“If a ship does not know which port it’s sailing to,
then no wind is favourable.”
In 2008, Dr. Gail Matthews of the Dominican University of California recruited 149 participants for a study on assessing the power of writing goals versus not.
The participants ranged in age from 23 to 72, with 37 males and 112 females.
Participants came from the United States, Belgium, England, India, Australia and Japan and included a variety of entrepreneurs, educators, healthcare professionals, artists, lawyers, bankers, marketers, human services providers, managers, vice presidents, directors of non-profits, etc.
The research confirmed the power of three things:
“I need the article within the next hour”.
The call was from my PR advisor Valerie. She’d asked me to prepare an article for a paper and the goal-posts had just shifted.
The journalist was going on holidays the following week and he wanted it ahead of time. He wanted it today. He wanted it in an hour!
“To CC me or not to CC me, that is the question. The answer is to NOT cc me.” – Shane Cradock How much time do you spend daily reading emails? The bigger the team, the more time is wasted reading completely irrelevant emails… It’s hard enough trying to stay on top of your emails…
“What gets measured, gets done.” The question in the subject line was the focus of a group of top leadership trainers in North America. They had being running workshops for years without checking on results. So they went back to all of their participants (over 86,000) to find out if people had ‘stuck with the…
What a weekend of sport! The irony is that with such a beautiful weekend in Ireland you could have spent most of it indoors watching the tv…:) Here’s some of the highlights: -Andy Murray became the first British tennis player to win Wimbledon in 77 years. -Dublin won their first hurling Leinster final in 52…