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The Leadership AdvantEdge is why some leaders thrive while others struggle. Learning how your brain works enables you to quickly adapt your thinking and behaviour to be a better leader, to successfully influence others more easily and to identify your own talent and transform your potential to performance to achieve greatness.
John, originally a chef by trade, is an inspirational coach and trainer of professional leadership and business acumen development that leverage neuroscience hacks to empower business leaders and improve the bottom line.
The Art and Neuroscience of Leading Expertly (even when you are stuck in the middle of the organisation.)
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LA 070: When to be Agile and When to Keep on Keeping on
How do we find our purpose to listen to wisdom to rightly choose when to be agile and change and when we should keep on the same track? Wisdom Tenacity and Agility I was at my wits end. Burned out and utterly lost in a quagmire of my own making. I'm uncertain as to what came first. Was I burning out and thus started to get stressed and failing to close business or was my failure to close business causing the stress that made me burn out? Whatever, the upshot was that times were tough, the economy was in the doldrums and it didn't look as if there was a recovery happening anytime soon. You'd think that after 15 odd years of this rollercoaster life we loving call entrepreneurship that I would know better than to allow myself to become exhausted but then many of my coaching clients experience very similar situations. Perhaps that was it! Burnout is a contagious disease!! A mind virus that constantly reminds you there but for the grace of God go I. And boy did I jump down the rabbit hole. When I asked close friends, mentors and fellow coaches, most of them advised me to "keep on keeping on" - that I was "on the right track", not to "get distracted". Others suggested I flip and change. Take off and do something different. The latter seemed easier - after all, the grass always does seem greener... Stupid, stupid mistake! Oh well, that was an eighteen month error. The grass wasn't just not greener, it was an arid, dust-filled desert of disappointment and regret. When would you dig your heels in and stay the course and when should you switch and change? A couple of weeks ago, I was participating in a webinar of fellow entrepreneurs and the discussion moved to the idea of following one's passion. For a long while I was keeping quiet and listening in to folk enthusiastic and new to running their own business and several soon to be corporate refugees along with some old hands at this game. You could hear the passion in people's voices, their wanton desire to impact lives and make a difference and it was delightful to hear. But after a while I began to become concerned that many were confusing passion for purpose and that an obstacle such as I had faced just ten years ago could so easily derail them. On the other hand, their passion and excitement was vivid - something I rarely sense with my clients in the corporate world. And I'm thinking that passion
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Dec 15, 2017
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Excellent leadership tip and advice
Great leadership advice! This was immensely helpful. Thank you very much for sharing your experiences.
Date published: 2015-12-19