Consistently Moving Toward Your Chosen Future

Personal growth and development is often difficult, whether you’re trying to change a behaviour, an attitude, or your current circumstances. The process is likely to be more “start, stop, start” than the smooth transition you’d like it to be, as willpower flags and as other priorities vie for your attention.

Recently I participated in a facilitated conversation where a group of professionals from finance, mining/engineering and not-for-profit work-shopped the topic ‘Achieving Meaningful Change’. They each shared tips, insights and obstacles, creating an enriching discussion that left us each energised to pursue our chosen future. I have included a summary of the insights that may inspire you also. Continue reading

Seeing Yourself as Others See You

Google CEO Eric Schmidt explains about his experience with a coach:

One thing people are never good at, is seeing themselves as others see them.

You can watch Eric’s 40 second clip of an executive’s view of coaching here

With the rapidly increasing complexity of demands facing corporate leaders, one-on-one coaching by a trusted professional has become the favoured pathway for development for many executives and business leaders. The outcomes of effective coaching have been widely established: as well as the growing self-awareness identified by Eric Schmidt, leaders have attested to effective people management, better relationships with managers, improved productivity, increased engagement, and more effective communication.

An important question remains for many leaders… what do I look for in a leadership coach? The actual competencies and skills of effective coaches have been researched and a number of coaching associations have a version eg International Coach Federation , however the person attributes are often harder to define. Continue reading

Good Leaders are made not born!

Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. This guide will help you through that process.

To inspire your workers into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain things you must be, know, and, do. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through continual work and study. Good leaders are continually working and studying to improve their leadership skills; they are NOT resting on their laurels.

Before we get started, lets define leadership. Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Leaders carry out this process by applying their leadership attributes, such as beliefs, values, ethics, character, knowledge, and skills. Although your position as a manager, supervisor, lead, etc. gives you the authority to accomplish certain tasks and objectives in the organization, this power does not make you a leader…it simply makes you the boss. Leadership differs in that it makes the followers want to achieve high goals, rather than simply bossing people around.

Continue reading

You Have the Power

You Have the Power!


One of the major issues raised in coaching business leaders is that of effectively influencing others in (and beyond) their organisation. Some leaders are frustrated by a seeming lack of influence over their own team’s… Continue reading


Here’s a thought…it’s mid-year now – how many of your New Year’s Resolutions have you managed to keep?

Are you currently donating funds on a regular basis to your local gym – and yet not utilizing the resources in return?

Are you managing to keep Cadbury afloat during this time of recession, and damn the pimples?

Still not calling your Mother as regularly as you promised yourself you would?

Why do we fail?  Continue reading

Leaders look with fresh perspectives

The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. – George Bernard Shaw

Leaders can have a tendency to view people in terms of their performance. To a certain extent this is necessary; however the coaching leader continually embraces the opportunity to view people according to their potential and how they are developing toward this. Continue reading

Leadership begins with understanding self

“To understand leadership is to understand yourself”, has been one of my by-lines of for many years, particularly in MBA Leadership lectures.

At the end of the day when we think of leaders that inspire us, we see someone who… Continue reading

Leadership Education Australia

P (+61) 0 418 151 525
P.O. Box 7717, East Brisbane, Queensland, 4169