common goal-setting mistakes

Effective goal setting: 4 common mistakes to avoid when setting goals

Now is the ideal time for leaders to sit down to think about what they want their business to look like in a year’s time. Effective goal setting is not as simple as writing down large-scale objectives and hoping you achieve them. Many people consequently make mistakes in this process, forgetting that goal setting is […]

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Goal setting apps

Supercharge your goal setting with these tips, apps and hacks

Find the right tools to help you stay accountable and achieve your goals You can now boost your business and personal life by matching goal setting guidelines with the best online productivity tools and apps. By selecting the most effective goal setting tips along with collaborative apps you can keep track of your progress. In […]

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why goal setting

Adding the why back into goal setting

When it comes to goal setting, people are more likely to have business goals rather than personal ones. My approach is to ensure leaders are able to recognise and manage the inevitable imbalance between achieving both work and life goals. People use popular frameworks such as SMART or Objective Key Results (OKR), often missing an […]

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New year resolutions 2017

Building new vision for business in 2017

Looking back over the year allows us the chance to put the year in perspective. This year in particular perspective seems to be the operative word, with local decisions in the United Kingdom and United States having a ripple effect across the globe. These events have reminded me of the value of personal and business […]

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5 steps for effective leadership

5 steps to become a more effective leader

Leadership is no longer granted in a job title or organisational structure.  Effective leadership echoes in every interaction from your words, actions and even mannerisms. Infact, the opinions of customers, shareholders and suppliers all hinge on how a leader presents themselves. As such, the difference between an effective leader and one who’s struggling can shape […]

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graham-jenkins-coaching-employees

Coaching those who need it most…

People can face a crisis of confidence in the workplace often in spite of their actual ability. Thoughts such as “I’m not good enough to take on these responsibilities” or “I won’t draw attention by celebrating my achievements” or “I don’t deserve this – I’ll be found out soon” can plague people. Those thoughts indicate […]

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Career path

Coming up to the next fork in your career road

There you were – engaged, challenged and fulfilled in your work that made the most of your innate talents and spoke to your passions and beliefs. You might have spent years developing a fully committed relationship with one of your closest friends – your job!

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entrepreneurs strategic plan

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur but not everybody has a plan

As news continues to break that Snapchat defied the odds and raised over $1.8 billion in funding, many people have been reminded of the money to be made in technology and other entrepreneurial start-ups.

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leadership can be risky

Leadership is risky – Are you for it or against it?

Leadership fundamentally involves three main elements: people, change and risk, as well as the preparedness to fail whilst trying for greatness. However, of all the changes currently affecting the business environment, it could be the leader’s approach to risk that is changing the most. An Ernst & Young (EY) survey from late last year found […]

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innovation or toast

“If we don’t innovate…we’re toast.”

In June the CEO of Commonwealth Bank said his business will be “toast” within a decade if it fails to successfully innovate, describing it as an “existential imperative”.

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leadership accountability

Should accountability be at the heart of your coaching and mentoring processes?

American mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies into human myths and legends led him to identify a common pattern in global narratives relating to mentorship. In his book “The Hero’s Journey“, he explained that there is always a mentor in every great story, regardless of the culture or time.

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ongoing learning

One hour a day five days a week, that’s all it takes

For CEOs, an hour is a long time, whether you think of it as 60 minutes, 3,600 seconds or even 3,600,000 milliseconds. In that time you could take a nap, watch your favourite sports team, take a bubble bath or a number of other activities.

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