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CREATE!

CREATE! Every great company has been built on at least one innovation; usually on a chain of successful creations. Such companies grow to a huge scale on the back of their founder’s creations. Then what happens? Alas, it is, oh, so predictable. The innovators, the creators who founded and built the company, sell, retire, or […]

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Self-responsibility Therapy

Self-responsibility therapy – what is it? Why does it matter to you, as a leader? Why, despite the fact that there are more than 1000 different psychotherapies and counselling schools, do they all achieve the same results? If they were as different as they claim, you would expect wildly varying outcomes. Instead, you find that […]

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Leadership Coaching by Skype

Leadership Coaching and Executive Coaching by Skype * (* or any of dozens of other providers) Having been coaching at CEO and C level for many years, I asked myself this question? How does face-to-face coaching compare to coaching using video call services such as Skype?  (You can see a list of some video calling […]

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“Prof Mac’s Motivational Moments”

You are uniquely gifted!  “I wish!” is how many people respond to that assertion.  Should such an apparently Pollyanna statement be dismissed as motivational drivel or does it have at least some truth?  How many people have your precise experiences? At best, a few. How many of them have your skills? Your knowledge?  An even […]

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“Prof Mac’s Motivational Moments”

Not to plan experiences Is planning for “not to plan experiences” enough? Everything you set out to achieve is going to happen. Ho, hum! Not in this reality. Big dreams are going to be crushed, others you will choose to let go, still others you realise were just that, dreams. Every high achiever faces the […]

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“Prof Mac’s Motivational Moments”

Motivation for what matters, matters! Motivation is important, but not the whole picture. Take an idiot and motivate them, and you have a motivated idiot. You can imagine the havoc such a person could wreak. Imagination not required; you have seen it, repeatedly! Take a wise person and ask them to pair away their desires […]

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“Prof Mac’s Motivational Moments”

Get Constructively Uncomfortable There is no growth in the comfort zone and no comfort in the growth zone. “Comfortitus” is the disease that quickly emerges after the atrophy of the ambition muscle. Symptoms include thoughts that intensify the disease; thoughts like: “I don’t have to.” “It’s not worth it.” “I’d rather just chill.” You might have […]

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“Prof Mac’s Motivational Moments”

YOUR CHOICE! Yes, yours! Reality check: “the life we have is the life we chose.” Many people rail against that truism; they claim it is a falsity. Let’s explore it. Who controls what you think? Obviously (?) it is your spouse, your religious leader, your mail delivery person, your gardener! No? More seriously, it is […]

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“Prof Mac’s Motivational Moments”

If your future is dependent on your level of motivation? This is for you. Purpose “possibilises” progress!  You may have heard the phrase, “without purpose people perish.” It’s true. Long before they perish this happens: without purpose people piddle away their time. Time is the only thing we have that cannot be replaced and is […]

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No vision, no future

No vision, no future. With yet another large company going down amid accusations of corruption, mismanagement and incompetence, we will, yet again, ask why.  And yes, again,  the same answers will be provided, and yes, again they will be meet with universal agreement, and yes, the day after tomorrow business as usual will be resumed. […]

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