Come On Baby Light My (Team’s) Fire

When was the last time you were really fired up and motivated? What was it that made you feel this way? If you’ve ever had a boss who took the time to find out what ‘lights your fire’, you’ll know how powerful it can be. Discovering what motivates people leads to a whole lotta good…

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Phrase Your Praise: How A Leader’s Praise Can Influence Mindsets

I’ve just stumbled across this little gem of information. In this enlightening video clip, psychologist Carol Dweck talks about the results of a study she did on 5th graders, where she tested the effect of praise on mindsets. It shows the difference between praising children for their intelligence versus the effort they made i.e. “Wow,…

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Positive Flashpoints And Energy Vampires

Every year around this time, the focus of most of my coaching sessions seem (for the most part) to be  less on ‘development’ and more on ‘how the hec am I going to get through to Christmas’. In other words, resilience and filling up our tanks enough to get through to our long-awaited break. Cue…

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