How to Harness the Power of Being a Great Coach

How to Harness the Power of Being a Great Coach The definition of ‘a coach’ or ‘a leader’ is never the same for everyone. Why? Because we see their roles in our everyday lives differently. For some, a coach might mean someone who trains a team of people in a particular sport. Others see coaches…

How to Harness the Mighty Power of Self Affirmations

When we talk about self-affirmations, there will always be people who agree that self-affirmations really do work and those who don’t believe in that wishy-washy kind of stuff. I’m in the group that believes that self-affirmations do actually work and can be a way for leaders to become more successful, kind, courageous and empathetic. In…

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 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 2 – Act Selflessly

Rule 2: Act selflessly, not selfishly Guess what leaders, and everyone else for that matter: all eyes are on you! Everyone is watching your words, actions and choices. Are we all really in this together? As human beings we can be selfish especially when we are coming from a place of fear. We can get…

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…

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…

Leadership Starts Young

I recently spoke at the Meridian State College to student leaders about leadership. I highlighted that leadership is an attitude and we need to empower our youth and future leaders with skills in leadership. The presentation was very well received with lots of interesting questions how student leaders can make a difference every day. As…