Why The Best Leaders Make Love Their Top Priority

This week I interview Matt Tenney onlove and leadership. In his inspiring TED talk, author and social entrepreneur Matt Tenney cites compelling case studies and research to help you see why making love a higher priority than profit is not only a more noble and fulfilling way to lead, it’s actually the surprising secret of the best leaders.

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How Sting Got His Songs Back

When I was a kid, our house was always filled with the sounds of The Police, Lou Reed, The Clash, Psychedelic Furs and The Cure. But mostly The Police. As a seven year old, having two older brothers (aged 17 and 19) meant I was more likely to be boogying down to Roxanne or Message…

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Blogger Crush: Seth Godin

To say I have a crush on Seth Godin is an understatement.  It’s an intellectual, creative humdinger of a blogger crush. When I was surfing the web last night for inspirational talks on change, which is this week’s theme at The Leader’s Digest, I stumbled across a TED talk he gave a couple of years ago…

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A Glimpse Into Tomorrow’s World

“Information is powerful…but it is how we use it that will define us…” Today’s blog shows us a glimpse into tomorrow’s world through this TED interview with Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google. This is a thought provoking, interesting (at times frightening, at times mind boggling), TED talk to enjoy with your Saturday morning latte. Have…

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Step Outside Your Closet

When I watched this TED talk, at first it didn’t feel strictly like a leadership blog. But the more I listened to this inspiring, honest and intelligent talk by Ash Beckham, the more I saw the leadership lessons within. She draws attention to the fact we all have our own closets. The world needs us…

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Sustainability – Are You Serious?

It’s time to get serious about sustainability. If you think that sustainability is still a “nice to do” not a “must do” for organisations, it’s time to get your head out of the sand. If you want some inspiration to galvanise action in this space, just watch this Ted talk below. What struck me about this…

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The power of perception

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” ― Epictetus Ah, the wise words of Epictetus.  How we perceive a situation and ergo respond to it, will make all the difference to the outcome. Although this may seem blindingly obvious, when we are in the thick of what appears to be a ‘doozie…

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Gratitude – A Wake Up Call

[ted id=1797] I had just finished lamenting some middle class frustration on Sunday morning, when I watched this TED talk. It stopped me smack bang in my guilt ridden tracks, reminding me of the power of gratitude and perspective. So if your week ain’t goin’ so well, this TED watch might too be the perfect remedy. For…

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Weekend Watch: Love No Matter What

Although my post today is a major departure from my normal leadership posts, it moved me so much and is such an intelligent and thought provoking speech, I just had to share it. Although this TED talk is about the love parents have for their children, it is also, on another level, about acceptance of…

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Embracing Limitations

The ability to ‘embrace limitations’ is a useful skill for leaders to possess. Being able to view restrictions with a positive mindset  is an absolute must in the ever changing, complex corporate world. But sometimes, we are thrown a multitude of curve balls all at the same time, which can present limitations that can be challenging to…

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