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What! No Plan for 2012! Read This Now!

Seven working days left in January. Seven. It’s later than you think.   I do my annual planning in January because December is too busy with clients and clearing up after the long year. But there’s a danger in this. In January, after a good break, I feel a huge desire to “get back to […]

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Everything You Need for 2012 is Here

Last week I told you all about my Plan for 2012. I’ve been speaking to quite a few people about it over the course of the last week. I’ve realised that I used quite a few tools, techniques and mental skills that not everyone is confident in using. And yet more of these tools, techniques […]

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My 2012 Prep – Best Ever by Miles

I did an interesting exercise the other day. I wrote a list of all my accomplishments. I was thoughtful. I focused on what really matters. I started way back when I was a schoolboy. I wrote them all down. I was surprised by how many there were. It took a wee while. I don’t say […]

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How To Set Challenging Goals

A few months ago I bought a road bike. I’ve never had one before. One of those funny bikes with bendy handlebars that droop down for no apparent reason. I’ve been riding a mountain bike for years now. Nothing too strenuous – a small 8 mile loop on soft ground three times a week. Helps […]

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How To Empower People

OK but firstly, why bother? You have two choices with people who work for you. Choice 1 Empower your team. They will grow, become happier and more useful, allowing you to do bigger and better things, and in so doing you become happier and more useful too.  It’s a win-win. Everyone achieves more of their […]

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The 7 Habits Still Ring True

It’s not often I re-read a book. In fact the only book I have re-read is Roald Dalh’s Danny The Champion of the World. But I have just finished re-reading Stephen Covey’s masterful The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The worst thing about this book is the title. It sounds like just another quick-fix, […]

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The Top 7 Reasons for Having No Goals

Most people accept that having goals is better than not having goals. But then very few people actually have goals. Why the contradiction? This is what people say: I’ve got goals already! I want to be slim, rich, travel to Australia, run the London marathon. These are not goals. They are dreams.  Dreams are fine. […]

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How To Define High Payoff Activities

Those of you who know me will have heard me banging on endlessly about High Payoff Activities (HPAs): the things you need to do to achieve your goals. And if you do not do them, you won’t achieve your goals. HPAs are not facilitatory or merely helpful; they are the critical, core, essential activities without […]

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This week’s Pearl of Leadership Wisdom is on Visualisation. Visualisation is an important part of the goal-setting process. It’s like a television advert for your own future. And you are the director of the advert. But where it’s different from a normal advert is that it creates the future. The advert isn’t pulled from the […]

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Time Management for Dummies

This week’s Pearl of Leadership Wisdom is on… Time Management for Dummies Write lists… You must have lists. With everything on them – everything. Work through your lists constantly and try to score out more than you add on. You must… …become obsessed with your tasks. Get through the small stuff first, to clear the […]

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