Are you a Mission Magnet?

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Are you a Mission Magnet?  Having thought about it for a while, I think it’s possible that I am. Although if I’m really honest, it’s not a question I had ever asked myself or, indeed, anyone else until a few weeks ago.   Mission on my Mind I’ve had the word mission on my mindRead more

Personal Leadership – Leading from the Inside Out

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So if Personal Leadership is the only leadership that’s going to matter in the 21st Century, what is it and why does it matter so much?  Let’s start with why!  If you missed my last post, that’s a quote from Peter Drucker and if you think he’s one of the various current commentators on MuchRead more

When leadership gets personal

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Prompted by a recent discussion with a group of my clients, this new series of  posts is about leadership.  It’s a word that has come up in many conversations and contexts recently and when something shows up that consistently I often find it has a meaning that is timely for me to explore personally too,Read more

What’s harder to kick than crack cocaine? RESISTANCE!

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“Resistance is faster than a speeding bullet; more powerful than a locomotive and harder to kick than crack cocaine.” (Pressfield) Resistance.  I have seen it in others and experienced it myself in so many ways this week. First, I read a really powerful post on the addictive nature of procrastination and how it made the writer feelRead more

Hot On The Heels Of Empathy

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Is there a better introduction to empathy than the beautifully animated RSA Short Video with Dr Brene Brown?  The Power of Empathy is a short video which sets out the difference between empathy and sympathy.  If you’ve not seen it, you can find it here.  It’s well worth a view.  It has a great messageRead more

Flushing Out The Fallacy of Failure

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Are you tired of failure?  What does failure mean for you?  Maybe failure is not winning your latest competition, or not getting the part you wanted in that last audition.  Perhaps it was not securing enough votes in the last election.  Maybe, given the time of year, failure is not getting the results you neededRead more

Identity Theft – Own Mask Off First

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A visit to the dentist, earlier today, reminded me of something I wrote a little while ago about Identity Theft.  It links to a blog post I shared with you recently about the labels by which people know us, and the uniqueness of our personal identity.  It’s slightly ironic that as we talked at myRead more

The Meaning Of Communication

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In business, as in life, we communicate all the time. Even when we are silent, we are still communicating something. If the act of communication, i.e. transferring information from one place to another, is simple, the how we do it certainly is not. Whether your chosen mode of communication is spoken, written, graphic or non-verbalRead more

Curiosity killed pococurantism. Yes, really!

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It’s not a word I knew until 30 minutes ago when curiosity struck for the umpteenth time today. But I promise you the title of this blog is absolutely true. If you, like me, are filled with curiosity at what the P word means, let me save you a trip to your dictionary or thesaurus.Read more

The day I nearly became a Spice Girl!

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Today I was just three words away from being a Spice Girl. Pretty close, no? I can’t think there will be a moment in my life where I will come any closer. In my head, I heard Sporty Spice. It’s probably not even an identity I would relish, but it did make me smile! SoRead more

Finally… The TRUTH About Magenta!

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A few months ago, I went to a networking event in Cardiff. I had just introduced myself to another lone networker, when the organiser interrupted us and introduced me as Magenta. What to do? Do you correct the good intention, or do you smile graciously with an inner whoop as you realise your brand is getting ‘out there’?!

I went for the latter. Read more

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