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If you find yourself trapped in a cycle of discontent and no matter what you do it just keeps repeating itself, there is a likelihood that either your beliefs are misrepresenting your wishes or that you are not directing your mind in a clear concise way towards your desired outcome. There is one other possibility that you simply lack the skills to attain your desire.
Setting goals is probably the most progressive step you can make. A map is a map. Without a destination in mind, your mind will follow the easy path just like a river will look for the shortest path to its destination.
This book will help you grasp the most important steps to take to guide your mind to the successful you choose.
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For those who lead others, its critical that you are not alone.

It’s a tough time for leaders. You are expected to handle growing uncertainty as you lead your people through this period of change.

How do you lead in these new and tricky times – and remain a leader in the changing world of global business?

It’s critical that you have support and a network that offers feedback and intelligence to help manage and inspire change.

Who’s best placed to support you navigating the road of change?

A business coach who specialises in leadership.

  • A coach can provide Company leaders with the tools to manage the organisational dynamics that are needed to support your business strategy.
  • If you are transitioning into a new role, a coach can help you develop leadership authority and impact – as well as plan strategies to raise your visibility and presence with senior stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Use a coach for team facilitation to enhance leadership capabilities and facilitate follow-up plans and actions.
  • Ask a coach to advise on talent management strategies to address any gaps there may be in senior leadership, and potentially fast track ‘high potential’ leadership capability.

George Philips is an experience business coach.  He has coached leaders on a range of issues, including supporting the transition into new roles, increasing leadership authority and presence – and effectiveness. His techniques have been successful in helping leaders raise their game and increase their contribution to their company.

Contact him today.  He can help you navigate the challenges of change and keep you inspired.  That’s the value of having a coach who knows successful leadership.

J Trotter

Business Change Manager

Key issues facing businesses / business leaders – Guest Blog – Richard Booth

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1st issue is the economy. This has an effect throughout every part of the company. No wage rises. Spending controls.  Extra layers of reports. Increased work time and expected increased results.

Will our customers still be in business next week? Many big names and also many old names are disappearing from the market. The question is: were they going anyway as they stagnated?

Will the bank lend us money or support us? The money isn’t getting to business. That is the belief. Is it reality?

Will the customers pay? Payment terms are more controlled than ever before.How can I respond/ be one step ahead?

This is an unprecedented time. Yet, there are two types of businesses and business leaders. There are followers and there are leaders.

Followers follow the market and respond to what is happening around them. They are re active to the situation, making decisions after the fact

Market leaders are ahead of the market. They have to be a part of the market but it doesn’t lead them. The market is just another factor in what makes a business strategy successful or not. A good business leader plans for the future, lives in the present and learns from the past. An effective leader makes decisions which are outside of the box and which others have not tried yet. He/she is prepared to take calculated risks in order to gain from the benefits and rewards that follow. And if the plan does not work they change it. And they are prepared to scrap everything that made them successful if it doesn’t work anymore.

What’s in a word. Success and Failure?

The words we use mean more than we mean by using them. Often we are unaware of the affect that words we use both to communicate with the world and ourselves (internal dialogue) have to a communication.

Some years ago I wrote with a colleague a small book  called My Little Book of Verbal Antidotes to help clients overcome some of the not so obvious traps that sometimes we put ourselves in. It is not that we necessarily mean to do so rather that we are not aware that the outcome may well not be the one we had intended.

Lets take the word “try” which is commonly used by many people. It is often used by people who cannot commit themselves and find it difficult to say ‘no’. You have probably heard someone say ‘try and call you later’ or ‘ I’ll try and get it for you’. The probability is that they did not make it. The idea was not to do something rather to try (attempt) at doing something. Comments like ‘I tried to call you but there was no time left'” or ‘It tried to find the shop, but I couldn’t see it’.

What comes to mind are the countless times at school hearing the teachers tell us all ‘you’ve got to try harder’. And that is exactly what we did. TRY. No more no less.

Try to the mind does not mean ‘do it’ after all if you meant ‘do it’ say do it. The problem in some ways stems back to childhood when we where told to “try harder” as if that was going to make the difference. In reality only about 1 in 10 escape this trap. And I might suggest that it would be wiser not to assume that you are the 1 in 10. Safer to change you words and know you are on the right track.

It is not only that you are unlikely to reach your objectives, it is also that you could exhaust yourself in the process. The instruction to the mind is straight forward. Exert yourself and put all your energy towards getting there. There is no mention of being there, of arriving, of having it.

Try is a time and energy waster. It just consumes our energy with little or no return. It is used extensively in some therapies when it is necessary to have the client fail at something that by so doing benefits them. That’s for another day. The object of this blog is to highlight the importance of keeping your communications and instructions clear to yourself and others.

It seems that the word ‘try’, for most languages, has the same negative affect with negative outcome. I might suggest that you analyse the word ‘TRY’ in another language and discover if it means ‘DO’. It is as simple as that. As Yoda said “there is no try, there is only DO.

It could be interesting for you to have a go at doing it for a day and notice what you notice as being different.

There are many such words that you may not realise are having a detrimental outcome to your intentions.

 

J.C. – Life Coach.

There are few times in life where people introduce you to something that will have such an effect on not only your life but those you come into contact with.  Georges with his passion for people and his subject has developed a fantastic approach that I use in every coaching programme.

Thank you.  Can we bottle him

J.C. – Life Coach.

Tired, fed up, is it all too much?

Do you find yourself suddenly realizing that you are walking around with a frown or just being snappy at people for no apparent reason. It’s as if something has happened that went unnoticed.  Before you know it you are just fed up and experiencing an unconscious misery.

Often we can loose sight of the fact that both mind and body have been exhausted. It’s as if we are are not able to monitor the energy being consumed by the demands  made on our resources.  With our awareness distracted we are vulnerable to the dangers that lay in our environmental situation. The tendency is not to realise that our environment can seriously effect our state of being.

Being human includes the ability to synchronise how we feel with what is going around us.  This may make more sense if we consider how we feel when we go to the local bar when there is a celebration going on. People smiling, having a good time generally makes us feel good to be there. In the same way, when we are in an environment with an air of doom, we are likely to not feel good, yet we are not necessarily aware of the cause.

Take time to consider and plan to deliberately include activities that uplift and enthuse the mind and body.  Avoid allowing too much negativity to consume your life. This can lead to some people becoming accustomed to a state that mars the quality of life you once knew.

Something that does not help the situation is not getting a decent nights sleep. What can happen when we are tired and low in energy is that our ability to be aware and alert is seriously reduced. Sleep well and be sure that you are conscious of your  environmental demands and influences.