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Mother’s Day – Courageous Women Are Our World

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou “Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner “When you […]

Have the Courage to Value and be Kind to Yourself

“There is no-one like you. That is your Superpower.” @Thrive Valuing those around you – appreciating the things they do for you, the things they say, who they are as a person – is often much easier than valuing yourself. Many of us struggle to appreciate the things that make us great, and the things […]

12 Rules of Kindness – Rule 6: Encourage others to succeed

Rule 6: Encourage others to succeed Encouraging others to succeed is provided through coaching and coaching happens every day in a number of situations including the workplace. There are many coaching opportunities during the daily interaction between leaders and their team members, and being a great leader means identifying and taking advantage of these moments […]

12 Rules of Kindness – Rule 5 – Manners

Rule 5: Manners cost nothing but mean everything Having good manners means acting in a manner that is socially acceptable and respectful to others. In my book First Comes Courage, I highlight the importance of the way we conduct ourselves or, our manner as a leader. I note that Leadership is an attitude, and courage is an […]

12 Rules of Kindness – Rule 4 – Treating Others

Rule 4: Treat others the way you would like to be treated It’s a shame that we still see people regarding kindness as weakness, whether at work or in life. The old adage, “Treat others as you’d like to be treated.” has stuck around all these years because, quite simply, it’s fantastic advice! Even when […]

12 Rules of Kindness – Rule 3 – One Kind Thing

Rule 3: Do at least one kind thing for yourself or someone else each day Here is a great statement I came across regarding kindness. It is “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” I am concerned however about how we are leading today. I am seeing a lack of kindness around the world. […]

The ROI of Kindness

The ROI of Kindness Return on Investment (ROI) is an interesting term. In the normal business setting, it is a ratio that compares the potential return from a stand-alone investment to several other investments. How then do you place a value and ROI on kindness and is there value in kindness in general? What we […]

Why Kindness is Needed Now

Why the world needs your kindness Seriously, you might be thinking why we need to think about kindness and the world needing it when it should be part of our daily lives like eating and even breathing! However, is it? We should all be kind? However, are we? Please don’t confuse kindness with being nice. […]

Creating Kind and Kinder Leaders

Creating Kind and Kinder Leaders There is strength in kindness and leading with kindness should be the way of life when it comes to being a leader or even a human being. I’m a firm believer in the fact that we need more kindness in the world. Kinder people and kinder leaders make for a […]