Are Leaders Born or Made? The Truth May Surprise You

If you have ever been responsible for managing or coaching managers, I guarantee you have asked yourself this question – probably more than once. In fact virtually every leadership development course I’ve attended throughout my career includes the question “are Leaders Born or Made” somewhere in the marketing material. The holy grail of leadership development … Read more Are Leaders Born or Made? The Truth May Surprise You


Growth Mindset: What Is It and Why You Should Get One…

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For a long time psychologists studying intelligence believed it was a fixed trait. Something that remained stable over the course of your lifetime. This had two outcomes. It made it easy (and worthwhile) to measure intelligence and treat people differently according to their scores… And for those with low scores? They could give up! What … Read more Growth Mindset: What Is It and Why You Should Get One…


Opportunities: Seeing What’s Missing and Taking Action

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” ~ Richard Branson Management is Seeing What’s Missing Have you ever noticed that there are some things in the world that you really despise when you have them, but that you don’t notice when you don’t have them? Like pain. Or feeling unwell. While it’s … Read more Opportunities: Seeing What’s Missing and Taking Action