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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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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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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Weekend Watch: Inspirational Leadership

So often there is brilliance in simplicity.  Although this TED talk was released a few years ago, it still presents a number of important and inspirational messages for leaders which I guarantee will resonate with many of you. Simon Sinek presents a model for inspirational leadership that starts with the question “Why?”  His examples include…

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TED Time: Practical Wisdom, with Barry Scwartz

[ted id=462] If you’re anything like me you will look forward to a bit of ‘TED time’.  Just the right mix of inspiration and relaxation, listening to the variety of insightful talks at TED is a small pleasure I have come to savour. Because of this, I have decided to make TED reviews a regular…

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Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

Over Christmas I received a book from a dear friend of mine, called The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. I love to read (and I read a lot of books), however there were some messages in this particular book which resonated deeply with me, so I wanted to share them with you. Brené Brown is a…

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