5th book award for The Leader’s Guide to Impact
Sep07

5th book award for The Leader’s Guide to Impact

We are proud and excited to share that we have received a FIFTH book award for our latest book, The Leader’s Guide to Impact. This Maincrest Media Award is our 11th award in total. This is what the jury said: “The Leader’s Guide is a pioneering book that combines modern principles of mindfulness and positive psychology to create a manifesto for successful leadership and life. The contents of the book helps readers...

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Creating a feedforward culture
Jul23

Creating a feedforward culture

Following on from last month’s article of “feedback or feedforward?” let’s continue by exploring how to do feedforward well. By giving feedforward in an effective way, you can start to create a culture where people feel comfortable to talk to each other about pretty much anything. What it comes down to is respectful and supportive transparency. By being open to feedforward and seeing it as a gift, we encourage...

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4 quick Change Impact Hacks
Jun24

4 quick Change Impact Hacks

Change is a constant, we all know that. And supporting others through change is part of your role as a leader so you definitely want to maximise your impact in this area. Here are 4 quick proven impact hacks to consider when wanting to dial up your impact during times of change. BE AWARE OF EMOTIONS Change is inherently emotional. Understand what it does to you, the emotional reaction that you have and how that is leaking to others....

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Feedforward: feedback that works
Jun21

Feedforward: feedback that works

Do you like receiving feedback? Or do you like giving it? If the answer is no to either of those questions, you are not alone. Many people dislike or even fear feedback. And this is probably because people often encounter constructive, corrective feedback more frequently than positive, reinforcing feedback. We have encountered many managers and leaders over the years who have said: ”If I’m not saying anything about their performance,...

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Look for the patterns
Jun16

Look for the patterns

Wayne Gretzky, as many of you know, is a legendary former Canadian ice-hockey player – some would even say he’s the best player ever. In fact, he is the highest point-scorer and has more assists that any other player in the history of the NHL (North America National Hockey League). And there is a lot we can learn from him, which is relevant to work and life overall. In one of his many, many interviews, he was asked what made him such...

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If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy
Jun09

If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy

We all spend a lot of time at work, even if it’s virtual. Many spend more time with their colleagues than they do with friends and family. Sounds familiar? And when you spend that much time at work, it needs to be enjoyable and fun. That doesn’t mean that it has to be “laugh out loud” fun (although that’s great too!), but it needs to have great elements of joy and fulfilment at regular intervals. This in turn means that...

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