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    Limitless Leadership: Kintsugi – Sharing your scars can be beautiful

Limitless Leadership: Kintsugi – Sharing your scars can be beautiful

Wabi sabi – the philosophy that says the beauty of things are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete, the opposite of our classical Western notion of beauty as being something that is perfect, enduring, and monumental”
In 2016, the notion of “wabi sabi” made its way into home-wares and industrial design. Many Cafes and homes were and still are, being fitted out purposefully leaving cracks in the walls; exposed beams and concrete floors; lop sided sugar jars on tables and earthy elements in their raw state, scattered throughout the space. No perfect lines and polished perfection to be seen anywhere. The scars,  rawness and imperfectness is actually the highlight and focus point, not hidden away or covered up. […]

By |October 4th, 2018|Influencing|0 Comments|

Limitless Leadership: How is your energy introducing you?

Your energy is an introduction to you and can potentially set the tone of the conversation, meeting or interaction you are about to have.
The way you show up will frame the introduction to you, or not, and I believe sometimes we forget to be consciously aware of the energy we put out there.

We all have so much to do in what feels so little time and as I say time and time again we have become ‘human doings’ and not human ‘human beings’.

It’s Monday morning and you have bought your team together for a meeting or maybe your manager has you attending a meeting he or she has organised. You walk in and the vibe is low, your manager rushes in and slumps down in his or her seat, coffee in hand and says how tired he or she feels and that he knows you are all busy and gets into the meeting. There is no buy in, foot impatiently tapping, you are checking your phone and waiting to leave. You are not present, not actively listening and therefore not engaged.

So how should your manager act?

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Limitless Leadership: Turn belief into true conviction

‘Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.  ― Lauren Bacall

What do Walt Disney, Van Gogh  and JK Rowling have in common?
A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because, ‘He lacked imagination and had no good ideas’.  After numerous bankruptcies he went on to build the first ever Disneyland, even after the first park in Anaheim was rejected. Van Gogh only ever sold one painting in his lifetime, and that was to a sister of one his friends for a measly $50 in today’s currency. He still went on to paint over 800 masterpieces. JK Rowling authored a book about a young boy wizard that was rejected by 12 publishers before a small London house picked it up.
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Limitless Leadership: What do you stand for?

Identifying your values can be a great indicator to understand your boundaries.
Simply put, values are things that are important to us. We all have values that determine our everyday decisions from where we bank, to what car we drive, to whom we allow into our inner circle. Values are the underlying linchpin to every decision we make both personally and professionally. We usually aren’t consciously aware of these despite the fact they drive our decisions and our life choices. Values change and by being aware of what they are we can gain a better understanding of why we feel how we feel when our values are challenged and when they are met. […]

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    Limitless Leadership: Rapport equals influence in the coaching conversation

Limitless Leadership: Rapport equals influence in the coaching conversation

Rapport is like a boomerang, it will only come back if the connection is a mutual one.

Rapport building is all about connection and taking the time to build deep connection and therefore meaningful relationships and influence.

Rapport equates to influence.

Some of the best leaders I work with are seen as a coaching resource. You can have the best frameworks to coach and mentor but without connection ,trust and a safe zone for the coachee to grow, coaching will be one sided, ineffective and a waste of time for both of you. […]