The Six Pillars of Personal Leadership: Passion

Before moving on to our fourth success essential, I’d first like to take us back…to childhood! Now while there is plenty on which to reminisce – snotty noses, playground scrapes, bedtime stories – I’d like to focus on one childhood specific, and how ultimately it can help you on your Leadership voyage. “Come on back…

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The six pillars of personal leadership: Plan

Alright, so you’ve taken personal responsibility for yourself and your life, you have defined your purpose with laser-like precision, and now the Personal Leadership is most definitely on course. But with the possibility of high winds, impending icebergs and even on-ship mutiny, how can you possibly navigate the stormy seas ahead? Well, it’s time to…

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The Six Pillars of Personal Leadership: Purpose

Purpose is the thing that drives us. Without it, we’re a rudderless ship, drifting in a sea of untapped potential and missed opportunity. Sure, we might have a spark of inspiration in the wee hours of the night that nudges us in a new and exciting direction; or perhaps a book, film, or podcast will motivate us to get up and go! But as quick as it arrives, that feeling will often subside, and the answers we were seeking can become elusive and hard to pin down.

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The Importance of Productivity in Business

No matter the business, big or small, the ability to get things done efficiently and effectively can be make or break. And in the fast-paced, hyper competitive world of business, the key to success is simple: productivity. So let’s explore… Why is productivity important? An Edge: Productive businesses can deliver products and services faster, giving…

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HABITS

The first step is to identify and track the positive habits you are already doing that increase productivity.  You can make a list, a chart or whatever works for you to pinpoint what’s working and to keep doing it.

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COMMUNICATION

Listening is probably the most important part of communication.  It can reduce misunderstanding, improve relationships and build empathy. And listening isn’t just nodding and “uh-huh”-ing while thinking about the next thing you want to say.  If you’re already crafting the perfect counterpoint, you’re not really taking anything in.

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WORKSPACE

You’ve probably heard the expression “tidy home, tidy mind” a hundred times before, but unless this catchy turn of phrase is also an elaborate scheme concocted by cleaning companies to trick us into buying their products, I believe it to be true.  Now the “home” part can be exchanged for many things, but in this case we’ll be talking about workspace.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

It’s not big-headed or arrogant to give yourself a pat on the back, and by keeping track of and revisiting your accomplishments, you are creating a cycle of positivity and self-belief that can only benefit you long term.

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