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How to create a high performance environment – for you or your clients

Throughout history, elite athletes, elite artists and elite performers have always surrounded themselves with other top performers. That’s not being elitist. It’s called a talent hotbed.  In his book “The Talent Code”, Daniel Coyle studied high performance by examining talent hotbeds around the world.  His research made clear that greatness isn’t born, it’s grown. And…

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Problem Solution Transformation

Most coaches (and most entrepreneurs) don’t know the answer to a really simple question… ‪I just listened to an interview with Summer Felix-Mulder, the Founder of The Draw Shop. She teaches how to answer a question that I’ve been fascinated about for years:  What business are you really in? ‪I first learned this idea from…

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Stop trying to solve your clients’ problems

George was running late for his graduate-level statistics class. When he arrived at the class, everyone had left. But there were two statistical problems written on the chalkboard.  He assumed they were part of a homework assignment, jotted them down, and solved them.  A few days later he handed in his assignment. He apologized to…

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The most important 30 seconds of your life…

We’re just over half way through 2020 and it’s been a long six months, right? I’ve been reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned this year. And I’ll share these lessons in a few days but I can tell you now that my heuristic – slow down to speed up – isn’t just a great rule…

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The 3 Circles of Thought Leadership tool

Your clients only ever care about two questions: (1) Do you get me? (2) Can you help me? One of the best ways to show you get them is to tell your story. You see, people don’t hear your story, they hear their story in your story.  One of the best ways to show you…

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3 counterintuitive rules to being a great leader

My first leadership role was thrust upon me at 10 years old; when I was made School Captain of my primary school. One day, I was given a shiny metal badge with the words School Captain embossed on it. “Congratulations,” said the headteacher, with no further instructions, whatsoever.  I assumed – incorrectly, it turned out…

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How to be a thought leader

If you want to take your business and your leadership to the next level, you need to become a thought leader. You can be a thought leader known only by the leadership team in your organization. You can be a thought leader known only by your 25 clients. And you can be a thought leader…

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Are you Spiderman or a Viking? A tool for making massive decisions

Do you, or your client, have a really big decision ahead of you?  Maybe you are deciding if it’s time to transition into coaching. Maybe you are deciding whether or not to launch a new business. Maybe you are considering ending a personal or business relationship. When you have a big decision ahead of you,…

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How to turn your clients into superheroes (and how to be one, too)

Your clients are superheroes. They just don’t know it, yet…  Let me tell you 3 stories to help you snap them out of the story they are living in. Oh – and if you pay attention – I’ll snap you out of yours, too!  The blind computer programmer The housewife who was a secret CEO  The…

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