The Advice Trap and Staying Curious
Our advice is not nearly as good as we think it is. Take a moment and reflect on that statement. These words come from the fabulous book, The Advice Trap by Michael Bungay Stanier and in his opnion, that is the trouble with giving advice and offering solutions to other people’s problems.
But we all do it, we hear half a problem and in no time we are jumping in with advice. Good, well meaning advice no doubt, but advice unlikely to have the impact we think that it should. Instead, he suggests th…
What Are Your Motivations for Leadership?
What is your motive for leadership?
- You want the responsibility for serving others. Do hard things to benefit others.
- You want the rewards that leadership brings. It’s good for me and I deserve it.
Patrick Lencioni says, Servant Leadership – is the only reason you should lead.
Not subservient leadership.
Not wobbly boundaries where everyone’s needs are served except yours.
But servant leadership. Being of service and in service to benefit the aims of the organisation.
If you are not a…
Do You Know What Really Matters?
Do you truly know what matters to you and for you?
What brings you alive?
When are you in flow?
Sure, you love your kids, your pets, and even your job. But what truly matters for you to feel satisfied and complete?
Let me tell you. It’s not your fancy car or your super stylish house. It’s not the incredible grazing plate you created or the number of likes you have on Facebook. It’s not the length of your marriage or the distance you have travelled. It’s not your wine cellar, art collection o…
The One Thing I Could Do All Day
The one thing I could do all day, every day, is to listen to people tell their stories. To sit on my coaching couch and talk to clever women about their successes, their fears, their joy and the places at which they get stuck. Most clients will go through the motions with me but the clients I could spend all day with are the ones who are prepared to go all-in, get uncomfortable, receive feedback, question it in their own head, fight it and push through to a new solution.
I love it when it go…
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- Choice (2)
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- Habits (2)
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- Productivity (1)
- Confidence (1)
- Drama Triangle (1)
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