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Strive to Leave a Legacy or Chase After the Wind?

Strive to Leave a Legacy

Stress! Do you suffer?

Of course you do.

How much is caused by others and how much do you cause yourself?

When you really think on this, you uncover some rather painful truths about stress. Most of it is caused by yourself.

Like you. I like to place demands on my performance. Far greater demands than I would ever allow anybody else. Well perhaps my wife would debate that, but I don’t demand so much from other people.

Like you, I have a desire to leave something of a legacy. I want to achieve...

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How to Influence Anyone and Everyone

How to influence anyone and everyone

In this episode we are exploring how you can influence and motivate anyone or everyone.

We're even going to learn some lessons from the President of the United States and just how he won the election.

Jeff sat on a bar stool at the front of the room. He had no slides, no props, just sat and talked. Within minutes, he had everybody in the room on the edge of their seats eagerly nodding and ready to follow him wherever he went.

None of us in the room had met Jeff before. In fact, none of us...

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How do I leverage my Influencing Style? The Trust/Respect Matrix

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The 15-inch blade flew perilously close to my left ear, and the Chef's knife thumped into the door behind me. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that my days in his pastry kitchen were over. I couldn't possibly repeat the actual words, but if you think that Gordon Ramsey cusses, I can assure you that even he has a comparatively mild turn of phrase.

Chef was right of course. I was useless in the pastry kitchen.

I still am. My croissants could be used to break rocks in a quarry. My...

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LA 015: The Power of Trust to Succeed

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Trust is the most fundamental building block of any relationship whether in business, politics, marriage, family or friendships. In the real world, trust signifies different things to different people but it frequently boils down to one point: trust is essential to your success.

Once lost, rebuilding trust is one of the most difficult things to accomplish for the reason that the thought of the betrayal can forever haunt the aggrieved. Rebuilding trust is definitely tough, but it’s not...

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LA003: How to develop good relationships as a leader - Roles Leaders Play

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"And what do you do?"

How many times have you been asked this question? How many times have you asked it? My guess is more than once or twice.

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We all play a number of different roles. Some are well developed, others less so. Using the right role in relation to another is critical for healthy relationships and better leadership.[/caption] When answering this question, most people respond with their job title or their job function: I'm a banker, I'm the CEO, I'm a teacher. Or they launch into...

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LA002: Learning to Learn - Helping Talent Management Thrive in the Workplace

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“Why aren’t these “young people” stepping up to the mark?”Asked the C-level executive as we discussed the problems of talent managementand leadership succession.As if it’s a problem of the younger generation – most notably Gen Y. But it’s not a generational issue!Performancein the typical workplace is at least 20% lower than it could easily be.

The information in this podcastis critical to your well-being, your success, your business and your health but you willprobablynot make it to the...

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LA 001: How to Influence Anyone to Do Anything

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I walked to the front of the meeting room past my muttering colleagues.

My hands clammy, my shirt beginning to soak with perspiration in the air-conditioned room. Blinded momentarily by the projector, I faced my audience. Their faces raptly attentive as they waited for the first words to come.

I noticed my boss as he glanced at his watch. A phone buzzed in silent mode on the table and all eyes were drawn toward it. Someone muttered an apology as he picked up the errant phone and read the...

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A Brush with Life

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

Proverbs 4:23, NLT

21 days ago, I finally realised the truth of this Proverb. 21 days ago, I was dead.

The surgical team fought hard and shocked me rudely back to the operating table. Choosing not to proceed with the second stent in my heart, in case I refused to come back next time.

That Friday morning was typical enough. A possible flu bug I was fighting but nothing untoward.

rider-carrying-elephant.pngI went to fetch something for lunch, a...

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Is Empathy any use?

Are you brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. We've all heard how we need to be more empathetic with others, to truly understand what it is like to walk a mile in their shoes. But what is it and is it actually any use?

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"theintellectualidentificationwithorvicariousexperiencingofthefeelings,thoughts,orattitudesof another." Dictionary.com
So what is empathy really and how is it different from sympathy? Empathy means that we need to become vulnerable, which...

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5 Componenets of an Effective Team

Teamwork Matters

The synergy IllusionOrganizations accomplish what they do because ofteamwork. Whether you are in business, sport, education, the church and even marriage – teamwork is what paves the way to success. What a leader can do with a great team far surpasses anything they can accomplish alone. As a leader learns how to unite the right people around a shared vision, their influence truly begins to take off.

[Tweet "One is too small a number to achieve greatness. Dr John C Maxwell"]

According to Dr.John...

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